Monday, December 14, 2015
Is this the most valuable Hot Wheels Ferrari ever?
Some of you many have noticed that recently a Hot Wheels Speed Machines Zamac Ferrari 599XX sold on eBay for over $300.
Others have sold for much less, but usually with a Buy It Now option. This one was an auction, and the bids blew it up. Does $300 make this the most valuable non-variation, standard release Ferrari? No idea, but it is a valuable model.
The Zamac Ferrari 599XX was the fourth of four colors released in the Speed Machines line, and it was by far the hardest to find. The first three command a pretty penny now, but nothing like the Zamac. It was released in one of the final batches of the Speed Machines line, which was not performing the way Mattel or retailers would have liked. It seems unlikely now, but back then the Speed Machines hung on the pegs, and Walmart, the main retailer, decided to stop carrying it. That was before the batch that included the Zamac, so it was relegated to a few specialty stores and some overseas markets.
So that is the rarity side. The other side is how good this model looks. The comold wheels are finally getting their due from collectors today, and they look so good here. The deco too is top notch, not too busy and a nice complement to the unpainted look.
All that makes this a highly desirable model. But $300 desirable? What do you think?