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Title: Interesting Story
Post by: rkellerjr on August 15, 2020, 08:38:09 AM
So I hope this is in the right place on the forum...

Couple years ago we went on vacation. We decided to head up to Cedar Point then head to CT to see family. We had good friends that lived in Akron (or near there) at the time and they invited us to stop by and stay a couple days before heading to CT. So we did. Not too far from their house was an antique store. Now, I've never been one to antique shop but they are interesting places to browse through. So, we decide to get some ice cream and then browse through the store. I of course was looking for Firebird stuff and found a '77 hotwheel for a few bucks but then the owner said he had something that might interest me. He pulls out this 1968 red line hot wheel which is a 1967 Firebird. I said cool, how much, he says $200 ... I gulped. I said to myself that I'm not paying that much for a little hotwheel. Well, come to find out, it is #14 off the assembly line and worth a bit more than that and as you can see, he had the pin that accompanied these which makes it worth more. As you can see I did decide to make the purchase and its a cool addition to my small collection.

Title: Re: Interesting Story
Post by: angrybird on August 15, 2020, 10:47:30 AM
You may be able to retire on that thing someday.  Itís amazing how much some of those can sell for. 

Crazy to think as kids we probably rolled $250K around in the playground dirt.  But they only seem to be worth big bucks if they never came out of the package.  To me they might be worth a fortune if they were never played with but playing with thise little cars was priceless.
Title: Re: Interesting Story
Post by: smith79 on August 15, 2020, 11:05:12 AM
Maybe I should go dig my collection out of my parents attic and see if there is anything in there worth anything.  I haven't seen them in probably 40 years.




Title: Re: Interesting Story
Post by: Burd on August 15, 2020, 01:38:19 PM
Nice Rich, be careful, they also repop the orig cars w/ the coins, I have my splitting image, siloette, my 2 faves as a kid.  Chalparal doesnít have the  coin. Iím looking for the Orig Deora.
Title: Re: Interesting Story
Post by: angrybird on August 15, 2020, 09:27:42 PM
Just for the helluvit:

https://youtu.be/yQM7-6hWvNA
Title: Re: Interesting Story
Post by: Burd on August 16, 2020, 10:22:39 AM
I wonder what the bottom looks like on an OG VS the repop
Title: Re: Interesting Story
Post by: rkellerjr on August 17, 2020, 12:22:27 PM
Mine is authentic, numbers matching :) . It is worth, according to these books you can get, about $400 on the market today.
Title: Re: Interesting Story
Post by: Burd on August 17, 2020, 03:15:13 PM
Some prices are crazy, I sold a Herfys Spec edit Olds Firemans car for $75.   Is was beat to crap.