A true one-off and the third rarest of all Hot Wheels cars, this Chevrolet Camaro prototype was just recently discovered. It was found in a set of other Hot Wheels cars by self-proclaimed Toy Scout Joel Magee, known for his appearances on Pawn Stars and at collectible events.
The Camaro toy dates back to 1968 and, as with all early prototypes, was given its enamel white paint in order to check for imperfections. Very few prototypes made it to retail, and this one is even more rare thanks to its Hong Kong-stamped chassis.
“I’ve collected toys forever and this Hot Wheels Camaro is the Holy Grail of collectibles,” Magee said. “I am beyond excited to have found it to add to my vast collection. This car is so extremely rare that there is only one known example which is this one. Imagine something that originally sold for 59 cents now being worth upwards of $100,000! Wow!”
Magee intends to add his new Hot Wheels Camaro prototype to his collection, which he takes with him around the country to fairs, media appearances, appraisal events and toy events.