The Classic ’31 Ford Woody was one of the most popular models issued by Mattel Hot Wheels in 1969-1971. This popularity was primarily due to nothing more than demand.
The customize Woody station wagon came with the following features:
- Black roof-smooth or textured
- Metal base
- Plastic interior (assorted colors)
- Exposed metal engine
- Redlines (rsw)
- Made in USA
- Clear or blue windshield
- 18 different colors
If you are one of those who are collecting Mattel’s Hot Wheels today, it is my opinion that the best way to collect for possible future “value” is to start with those cars issued from 1968 through 1977. These cars are not only of an earlier production but also should have a quicker return on monies invested. And one of my cardinal rules: “always, buy the best you can afford, never buy down only by up”.
One last thought, Hot Wheels are graded on the “1 to 10 scale” with 10 beinging Mint in the package (MIP) – and sometimes referred to C-10. If you buying for future value it is my opinion that you don’t buy anything below C-8.