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Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: August 04, 2022 10:10PM

Saw this toy Corvair sell on eBay for $787!

Was wondering why so valuable? Any Corvair toy experts out there…it looks like a vintage Hot Wheel but made in Hong Kong. Must be very rare to bring that kind of money.

[www.ebay.com]

Eric
Napa, CA

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: August 05, 2022 01:50AM

Hi Erie, can I give you my take,
to someone who loves collecting
Corvair toys. Ebay reaches out
to millions of people and all is
take is two buyers that want that item.
Two buyers that want that item badly
is your key to the craziest numbers.

Does the above toy corvair toy now
worth $787 ?? No no no
Yesterday it was worth that to that one
buyer..! If you put that exact toy
back on Ebay tomorrow it might sell
for a lot less. I've seen the exact
toy very rarely on Ebay and I can
totally understand how two people
wanted it badly. Who knows when
the next one comes up on Ebay??

Truthfully I saw that on the first day
that it was on Ebay and said to myself
"that will sell for about $450.00"
I didn't think it would take almost twice
that amount of cash.
Anybody have any of those Hong Kong
Corvair toys lying around???

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe
61 Monza 4 door

Detroit, Michigan

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: August 05, 2022 01:57AM

I stole these pictures from
Joe Darinsig on Facebook.

I think it might be impossible
to find one in the original card.
I believe the company from Hong Kong
issued three different colors.
I would love to have all 3 but
they don't come up very much on Ebay.

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe
61 Monza 4 door

Detroit, Michigan



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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: August 05, 2022 02:17AM

One more opinion on this late model
Corvair toy. I think of all
the Corvair toys that companies
produced in the 60's and 70's
that they didn't hardly produced as
many late models as early models.

As a buyer of anything Corvair toy
related I get very excited to see
any "late models"..
Like I said it only takes two
buyers that want that one item.

I emailed the seller on this toy
after the auction was done and he
said he was floored with the final
number. He said he had no idea
the value before the auction started.
Good for him !!

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe
61 Monza 4 door

Detroit, Michigan

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: August 05, 2022 06:50AM

Thanks Dan for your response and posted pictures. Very cool!
I’m not a toy collector but have bought many Corvair Diecast and models over the years, once your hooked on the Vair hobby It seems buying some toys goes with it!

When I saw this listing I thought it was a Hot Wheel but little did I know, I will have to check to see if I have one of these cars from Hong Kong.

I bet the seller was amazed at the outcome for sure.

Eric
Napa, CA

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: August 05, 2022 07:25AM

Well the under side pic shows its one of those super rare factory front engine Corvairs! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out







1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: August 05, 2022 09:22AM

I have had a blue and gold one out of package and they are very hard to find! I have spent way too much on some of my Corvair collection but just had to have it!
I have never seen one in the package until now! Late model stuff is rare. I think the best is yet to come in the Jay Leno Stinger!

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 05, 2022 11:20AM

Good picture Dave. I never knew Corvairs were also "made in hong kong".
My education is on going.

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Date: August 05, 2022 12:44PM

I have these two, and the one that just sold on ebay has the mag wheels which was called the "jet wheels" version. I find this version harder to find? And like Dan, I thought $400.-$500. for that one on ebay.

Jeff K
64 Fitch Sprint convt
65 Fitch Sprint coupe
64 Greenbrier deluxe
Rupp Monza Jr w/back seat hump
Rupp Chevy Jr
70 Camaro SS 396

Just North of Jacksonville, FL.

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: August 05, 2022 01:50PM

I really enjoy this topic
it is so much fun to see other
peoples corvair toy cars.

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe
61 Monza 4 door

Detroit, Michigan

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: Gatorfly ()
Date: August 05, 2022 03:57PM

Perhaps I need to start investing/collecting Corvair toys rather the real thing? The toys seem to be more valuable, easier to store, and less expensive to maintain grinning smiley

San Juan Islands, WA

1965 Monza Coupe 110/4 Evening Orchid/Black (2nd Owner)
1966 Corsa Coupe 180/4 Marina Blue/Blue

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: August 05, 2022 05:32PM

I can't imagine any grown man spending more that $10 for anyone of those without his wife smacking him on the back of his head with an iron skillet.

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: August 05, 2022 05:45PM

Richard Wrote:
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> I can't imagine any grown man spending more that $10 for anyone of those without his wife smacking him on the back of his head with an iron skillet.


Well, while I would tend to agree with you, there are a couple of old sayings that come to mind, particularly. . . . . .

"A Fool and his money are soon parted." grinning smiley

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: August 05, 2022 07:48PM

Well I think I struck gold…I checked my small toy collection and found one of these Jet Wheel Corvair’s just like the one sold on eBay. I think I acquired it probably 20 years ago when I collected some Corvair die-cast. Very cool!

Eric
Napa, CA

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Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: August 06, 2022 12:45AM

NapaVair Wrote:
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> Well I think I struck gold…I checked my small toy collection and found one of these Jet Wheel Corvair’s just like the one sold on eBay. I think I acquired it probably 20 years ago when I collected some Corvair die-cast. Very cool!
>
> Eric
> Napa, CA

So do you wanna sell it?
For the most money put it
on Ebay but you know that
already. Good find

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe
61 Monza 4 door

Detroit, Michigan

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: August 06, 2022 08:18AM

Hi Dan, no not for sale, I will display it with my others miniature Vairs. Thanks for your replies. If you have other rare toys, please post Some pictures, love to see them.

Eric
Napa, CA

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Date: August 06, 2022 05:10PM

Eric,
Great find, and now it can make its way to the front of your display!!!

Jeff K
64 Fitch Sprint convt
65 Fitch Sprint coupe
64 Greenbrier deluxe
Rupp Monza Jr w/back seat hump
Rupp Chevy Jr
70 Camaro SS 396

Just North of Jacksonville, FL.

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: August 07, 2022 07:56AM

When it comes to "toy" cars, the model market is insane. When they were first introduced, I never thought "Hot Wheels" would ever be collectable. They cost all of 50 cents, were never that accurate in their details, and were so plentiful. Nowadays, they're insanely collectable and some are worth a couple hundred times their initial price.

Promos and kit models are the same story. Last time I checked a couple of my promos are worth in excess of $450.00. One of my Corvair kit models can't even be priced, as it's so rare it's merely listed as "RARE" in the value guide.

Then there are the tin toys, die cast models, etc. The variety and type of models and scales is mind-boggling.

All of which is why I stick mostly to 1/24 or 1/25 kit and resin models, though have gotten into other model scales and varieties just to get an example of what I want to have in my collection. All because my tastes range all the way back into the brass era. I'd like to see my collection (over 400 models and counting) end up in a museum one day. (Don't ask me the collection's worth, it's mind boggling as well.)

-Mark

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: August 07, 2022 11:47AM

Hi Mark,
Agree with your comments, I have a couple of promos too and paid between $100 to $300 for them only because I wanted one to match my Corvair.

Please post a picture of your “rare” die cast would love to see it.

One plastic model I have that I have not seen to many of is the Astro 1 (Aka Corvair SuperGT).

Eric
Napa, CA

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Re: Why is this toy Corvair so Valuable? Sold $780
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: August 07, 2022 06:29PM

Hi Erie, don't know much
about what your looking for
but this one on Ebay looks
neat.
[www.ebay.com]

Oh I just noticed you said
"Plastic" this one on Ebay
is a die-cast.

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe
61 Monza 4 door

Detroit, Michigan

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