Here are some more finds and buys. Hope y'all like them.
First, study the subject that you want to collect. Get a good book. The one I use is "The Elite Redline Guide" by Jack Clark and Syd Belzberg. You'll probably have sticker shock reading this book but remember the cars shown and talked about are near mint to mint. And they'll tell you if there is an odd duck in the bunch that could be worth more and what to look for (like my brown interior McLaren).Awesome! I really want to get into the older Hot Wheels and Matchbox. On average, what would I expect to pay for cars like these in that condition?
The concept cars are the cheapest and easiest to find. I have seen them in similar condition to those pictured for $3-10 each all the time. I do see some antique shops asking $20-30 each (and more) for them as well, but if you wait you can usually find them more reasonable.Awesome! I really want to get into the older Hot Wheels and Matchbox. On average, what would I expect to pay for cars like these in that condition?
I don't know for sure Mike. I've seen some go for more but I've also seen and bought for under $100. The Rose one in the pic I got for $76 and the purple one I got for $32.50.Wow!!
I haven't followed redline prices for a few years now.Did the price of Cords go way down or did you luck out and hit an auction right???
I understand what your saying, some red's you just can't stop looking at them. The red US casting McLaren I have is the same for me. I just can't stop looking at it when I look at the McLaren rainbow. It and the Anti-freeze one just jump out.Very helpful. Thanks for the info.
I think I would pay up to $10.00 for any redline in decent shape. They way I see it, I could buy 2 Boulevards for about the same and they don't mean as much to me. I bought an original used Red Baron ($12.00) which is in a plastic display case on my desk and I can't stop looking at it. At the same time, I have about 400 "new" cars displayed in the rec room and, while some are very cool, I don't get the same thing out of them.