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Hot Wheels Chevy Nomad

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The 1970-71 redline version of the Chevy Nomad manufactured by Hot Wheels was based on the 1955 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon which was produced – off and on – between 1955 to 1972. [1]   Interestingly, the full-size car was produced with only two-doors – and, as you can see Hot Wheels carried this design feature through to their production. What made the ‘real’ 1955 Chevrolet Nomad more appealing was the fact that the design had more features of a hard-top sedan than a station wagon.

The Hot Wheels Nomad #6404 featured here was manufactured in 1970 in the USA. It came in twelve (12) different colors:

  • Metallic Aqua
  • Metallic Blue
  • Metallic Gold
  • Metallic Green
  • Metallic Light Green
  • Metallic Magenta
  • Metallic Olive
  • Metallic Orange
  • Metallic Pink
  • Metallic Purple
  • Metallic Red
  • Metallic Yellow

The Hot Wheels car featured here has the following:

  • Metallic purple in color
  • Opening hood
  • Metal engine
  • Metal chassis
  • Red striped wheels
  • Clear plastic windows & sun roof
  • White plastic interior

The popularity of this car resulted in Mattel re-cycling the casting for similar cars including :

#6968 Alive ’55 in 1973  (Note: Came in 11 different colors; all enamel paint)

#5743 Classic Nomad in 1993 (Note: A variety of different colors and paint styles)

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Nomad

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Posted 2 years, 2 months ago at 3:26 pm.

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So You Want To Sell Your HOT WHEELS?

I’ve recently been getting a lot of emails and phone calls from people asking how to sell their Hot Wheels.  Some have a few specialized cars, others have whole collections containing hundreds or thousands of cars.  My answer to each person is the same and contains the following suggestions:

1)  Realize the economy is not what it was a few years ago and you are most likely not to get what you would like to get – or possibly even what you originally paid for your cars.

2)  Know the value you want for your car or collection and have a good, itemized list of the cars.   A potential buyer will want to know what they are buying and for how much.

3)  If you don’t want to or can’t sell on Ebay, then try to locate buyers through one of the many Hot Wheel clubs across the country.   There are also Hot Wheel  clubs located in other countries if you don’t mind selling/shipping internationally . . .

  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • The Netherlands
  • Argentina
  • Hungary
  • Germany
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore

Find these clubs and get  information about them on a site called – Hot Wheels Collectors.  Here you’ll find a database of Hot Wheel clubs for each state and country as well as a Forum and other helpful links.    To see the clubs listed for each state or country, simply select the location from the offered list.

 

Unless you simply need the cash, consider holding on to your collection.  Hopefully the economy will turn around and Hot Wheels will once again enjoy the demand they did a few years back.

 

 

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Posted 2 years, 5 months ago at 8:47 pm.

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Hot Wheels Hit the Auction Block

 

 

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Ever wonder what your Hot Wheels might be worth?    There is an auction on line right now selling off a collection of thousands of Hot Wheels.    The auction ends  next week – Thursday, April 30 – so don’t wait to take a look.  Even if you’re not interested in buying, it is amazing to see what some of the more ‘rare’ items are selling for.

Some of the more interesting lot items are:

  • Cases of unopened Hot Wheels
  • Complete Treasure Hunt Series
  • Red Lines on the Blister Pack
  • White TH Camaro

Visit this link to see auction.

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Posted 2 years, 7 months ago at 7:11 pm.

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