Stop whatever you’re doing and dig out your old toy box because you could be sitting on a gold mine, a gold mine made of tiny toy cars.
In a recent episode of Antiques Roadshow one lucky toy owner found out about that his 1969 Hot Wheels car was worth £80,000 to £120,000, that’s a lot of money for a kid’s toy.
It’s not just any old car that’s worth a fortune it’s a super specific, and needless to say rare, reports Car Throttle, prototype of the early Volkswagen Microbus Beach Bomb car.
Unfortunately if you’ve got VW replica in your toy box it may not be the right one as it has to be the ‘prototype’ model and even if it has to be in mint condition.
The car on Antiques Roadshow even came with an interesting backstory.
It was given to its owner nearly 50 years by his dear old dad who had worked as a foreman at Mattel, the company who make these tiny tin toys.
His dad even told him that he should play with toy as it might be valuable one day!
Maybe he could see into the future?
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.