Once upon a time, people laughed at the idea of buying and selling real cars on a marketplace such as eBay; they thought it was more appropriate for selling collectible toy cars. After seeing the success of eBay Motors, and the thousands of cars sold on eBay, those naysayers have been very quiet. We love highlighting cool cars found on eBay, such as this 1956 Heinkel 150 Kabine bubble car or this 1966 Corvair “Yenko” convertible. But today we are getting back to our roots, and highlighting some incredible collectible toy cars found just this week (and one from last week).
The most interesting-looking remarkable toy car we found has to be this AMAZING¡ HTC 1957 SPACE FORD TIN 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE W ROBOTS FRICTION 12″ N.MINT:
This is my kind of car, merging two things I love: robots and convertibles. Since this toy is originally from Japan, the seller is unsure of the brand’s selling power and the rarity of the item, so it is hard to predict the ultimate price the car will bring. From the description:
“THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST CARS, INCREDIBLE EXTREMELY SCARCE JAPANESE SPACE TOYS, I DO NOT KNOW THE BRAND BUT IT HAS A LOGO ON IT THAT HAS AN HTTC ON IT, (ANYONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CAR PLEASE SEND ME ANY INFORMATION ABOUT IT).
IT IS FRICTION AND IN PERFECT AND SMOOTH CONDITION AND AS IT IS WORKING IT HAS A SIREN SOUND, THE WHOLE CAR IS NEARLY MINT, INTERIORS ARE OUTSTANDING, CHECK THE LITHOGRAPHIC WORK ON THE TV SCREEN SEATING ON THE REAR SEAT BEHIND THE DRIVER ROBOT WHICH HAS A SPACE IMAGE, THIS SPACE CAR IS IN NEARLY MINT CONDITION, ONLY A FEW SCRATCHES ON THE ORIGINAL PAINT CAN BE SEEN ON IT, IT IS 100% ORIGINAL, EVEN THE WINDSHIELD IS ORIGINAL AND DOES NOT SHOW A SINGLE SCRATCH ON IT, IT IS COMPLETE, ALL HUBCAPS PRESENT, BOTH ROBOTS PRESENT AND NEARLY MINT…..INCREDIBLE¡¡¡, SINCE I DON’T KNOW THE PRICE ON IT I WILL LET THE MARKET CALL THE PRICE, SO IT HAS A LOW STARTING BID SO EVERYONE CAN HAVE FUN BIDDING ON IT”
The current price is just under $3,000 and, with 28 bids, it seems that the interest in this listing is quite high. Given the unknowns pertaining to this car, it would take someone with a real passion, or incredible knowledge, to price it.
On the other hand, much has been written and researched about Hot Wheel brand collectible cars, such as this Chocolate Brown Charger Rare One of Two known Grail Car Very Rare Excellent!:
Sure, this car is not much to look at, almost a bit drab as compared to the robot car above. But with bids driving the price north of $8,500, it appears collectors are ready to pay as much for this toy car as for a reasonable (and real) used car. If you’d like to find out more about collecting Hot Wheels, or how much that toy car up in the attic is worth, take a look at eBay’s Hot Wheel Buying Guide.
Finally, we had to show you an already-ended auction from last week for this HOT WHEELS REDLINE VOLKSWAGEN BEACH BOMB GREEN REAR LOADER SURF BOARDS:
Incredibly, even with a high bid of almost $12,000, the VW Beach Bomb did not sell. The reserve price was not hit, so this very rare collectible has yet to find a new home. According to reports, a pink Beach Bomb VW sold for as much as $70,000.
If you have that much money to spend on a toy car, just imagine what kind of REAL car you could buy. Of course, when you decide on the car of your dreams (real or toy) we hope you decide to Buy it Now, on eBay.