The most expensive miniature cars ever made

It is a fun hobby, but expensive at the same time, being a miniature car collector.

Collecting for high class people is like having something valuable, in some cases even old but overall exclusive.

This is the reason of its increase in popularity as a high demanded hobby for the luxury loving sector of society.

This way, in this type of collection that we are about to discover in this post, three important factors are combined:

Love for cars, perfection made miniature and exclusivity.

The desire of having a Lamborghini, a Ferrari or a Volkswagen in the palm of your hand, with all kinds of details, for some, cannot be priced.

The market knows it and the ones who own a miniature car acknowledge they have a treasure.

Long time ago, miniature cars started to be made as toys and as mockups for automobile firms.

Prices were low along with the time when they were manufactured.

However, currently, having miniature cars from old times can be achieved by a small group of people.

Moreover, there are companies that make car mockups at very exclusive scales.

They make them at small quantities or even unique models, giving more exclusivity to the piece.

Handmade mockups produce in small batches can reach very high prices depending on the model and on the artist.

The most expensive miniature car is worth €7.5 million.

It is the Lamborghini Aventador Gold. This car is a true miniature piece of art, with all kind of details.

It has top added value and is covered in gold, making it the jewel of miniature manufacturing.

It tops the price of the real car, €400.000.

Furthermore, we will continue with our most expensive miniature cars ever made:

Lamborghini Aventador

It is an exact replica in the inside and outside of the real car and has been manufactured reproducing every detail and catching the eye of collectors as well as its older brother for its design and elegance.

It is worth around €6 million.

Bugatti Veyron

It is considered one of the most sophisticated miniature cars in the world.

It stands out for its simple cut 7.2 ct diamond and it is made of platinum and 24 karat gold.

Precious materials that make it worth around €2.4 million.

40th anniversary Hot Wheels

To commemorate its 40th anniversary, the prestigious Hot Wheels firm presented this magnificent car.

Valued at €140.000, it is made of 18 karat white gold and has 1388 blue diamonds, 988 black diamonds, 319 white diamonds and rubies.

It is a great jewel among the existent miniature cars.

Volkswagen Beach Bomb

It is considered the most valuable Hot Wheels of all time and it is known as the Holy Grail.

It is a 1969 unusually big prototype.

The price is €125.000.

Tomica’s Datsun Z432

It is the highest standing mockup for collectors.

The Tomica miniature car manufacturing company made this precious model which stands out for its elegance, for their 40th anniversary.

This miniature car was sold for €80.000.

Miniatura Datsun Z432 de Tomica

Pre-War “W.E Boyce” Dinky Nº 22D delivery van

Without any doubts, it is a relic and a collector’s piece that many would want to have.

This model is the melted metal priciest vehicle ever sold.

Miniature Dinky_Pre_war_No_22D_Delivery_Van_W_E_Boyce

250 GTO Ferrari

It is a classic among the Ferrari lovers and its miniature versions.

This model is considered as one of the best Ferraris in the world.

The price is about €18.000.

Hot Wheels Beatnik Bandit

It is made of crystal fiber and it is one of the 16 Sweet original Hot Wheels.

In 1963, the mockup was designed, and the range had different colors, with fuchsia being the most singular one.

This color was thought to be an attraction for girls at the time.

However, the color did not work as expected so the company stopped making them, becoming a hard to find piece.

The fuchsia model is valued at €15.000.

Miniatura Beatnik Bandit de Hot Wheels

1967 Matchbox Magirus Deutz (Nº 30) crane

It is one of the hardest to find and most desired pieces for collectors.

In its time, 1980, its price was €10, however, nowadays, if you get to find one, it is worth around €13.000.

Miniatura Grúa Magirus Deutz (N.º 30)

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The biggest car collectors in the world

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Today we would like to tell you about the best collectors in the world. They own a millionaire car collection, something afforded to very few people.

This list brings together ten celebrities from the world of motor, who have collected the best collections of automobiles in the world.

Miles Collier

He was born into a car-enthusiast family, and they encouraged his passion for cars throughout his entire life. His father and his uncle introduced sports car racing  to the United States and  encouraged Miles Collier’s passion for racing. His favorite brand is Porsche and the most interesting piece of his collection is a 1955 Jaguar D-Type.

Fred Simeone

He is a retired neurosurgeon, born in Pennsylvania. His father was not only the one who promoted his interest in cars, as he always went to scrapyards with him, but also the one who gave him his first car. Simeone is a great fan of Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Ferrari models, and his collection’s most interesting piece is an 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A.

 

Evert Louwman

He grew up with a father who worked at a car dealership. His father founded a car dealership company and later on started a classic car collection. Evert expanded the great collection of his father. Lancia, Lagonda and Jaguar are his favorite brands, and the 1953 Lancia D23 Spin Pininfarina is his collection’s most valuable piece. 

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Peter W. Mullin

He successfully founded a company in which he serves as its chairman. His fondness of cars, especially French cars, began long before his business career. In fact, he has a predilection for Bugatti and Delahaye, and a spectacular 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is his most prized possession.

 Ralph Lauren

It is impossible not to know the name of Ralph Lauren for his fashion designs, for being a successful businessman, or for being an ardent classic car collector. Ferrari and Bugatti are his favorite brands and a 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’  is his collection’s most interesting piece.

 

Arturo Keller

He is a key figure in the world of classic car collectors. His collection isn’t open to the public, but it is known that the most interesting piece of his collection is a 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS Erdmann & Rossi. However Keller also feels admiration for Bugatti and Mercedes models.

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Larry Auriana

This man held some executive positions during his professional career. He feels great passion for classic cars. He bought his first car when he was only 12 years old. Currently, he owns probably the most important Maserati collection in the world. In addition to the models of the company of the trident logo (he has a 1929 Maserati V4 Sport 16 Cylinder Zagato, his more interesting piece), he also feels a special predilection for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.

 

Sam Walton

He is a businessman. He was Chairman of Walmart (an American multinational retail corporation). His collection focuses on sports and racing cars of the 50s and 60s. His passion for racing on track has allowed him to gather a spectacular collection of Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche. In fact, his collection’s most interesting piece is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

 

Albert Spiess

Over the last 40 years, he has collected a large car collection, one of the most amazing ones in the world. His collection consists of prototypes, concept cars, and unique and limitededition models. made by the most famous designers and manufacturers in the world. His favorite brands are Lamborghini and Aston Martin, and his most popular car is a 1967 Lamborghini Marzal.

 

Anthony ‘Tony’ Wang

He is the former president of Computer Associates International Inc, also known as CA Technologies. It is one of the largest software companies in the world. He was born in Shanghai in the early 1940s, Wang has a predilection for classic Ferrari cars. A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is his collection’s most interesting piece

But how to distinguish the best car collectors when there are so many four-wheel-treasures in the world? Check this link with a list of the 5 most important world collectors. Their private collections, most of them open to the public, exhibit unique jewels. These are quoted by the most prestigious auction houses. At the top 5 of Classic Car Trust ranking we find not very well-known names, among which stands out the prestigious designer Ralph Lauren, as we have previously mentioned.

 

However, any motor enthusiast should know the Sultan of Brunei, who owns the largest car collection in the world.

 

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