$322.91, that’s the current value per unit of the contents inside the box you see above. In that box are Hot Wheels cars but that’s not just any box and those aren’t just any cars. What you are looking at is a sealed, never opened, case of 96 Hot Wheels Redline cars. What the hell is a Redline? Basically, every Hot Wheels car produced between 1968 and and 1977 had a red stripe on the outside of the tires, hence the Redline nomenclature. Why are they worth so much? Who the hell knows. People collect action figures and pay stupid money for them so why no toy cars, right? Currently on eBay there are a BUNCH of individual Redline era cars selling for at or damned close to $1,000 a piece, which means that this box is still a hella big bargain because whoever gets it will be able to bust it open and sell the cars in their original packaging for at least a grand and probably more…a piece!
We’re not even counting the fact that there may be at least one (or more) of the specialty cars that were produced each year. Some of those from this same era are well north of $2,000 on eBay. As of this moment, (9:39 EST on Wednesday) the bidding sits at $33,100. As a point of reference, I drove to New Jersey for the NHRA national event in an Audi A3 press car which is a fine automobile with a turbocharged engine, leather interior, heated seats, and pretty sweet styling. It retails for $34,400 as tested. This box will blow past the cost of a new freaking Audi by the time the bidding is done at 5pm EST today. Keep checking back on this blog item and the link below to see where the damage stops on this box of wonder and mystery.
Of course the next question that arises….will the new buyer actually open the box?
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