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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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