NCHWA Redline Central: 1969 Redline Price Guide
After replacing Harry Bradly, Ira Gilford designed the entire 1969 Hot Wheels line, and part of the 1970 designs. Ira also developed the Heavyweights and many of the Spoilers as he worked in the position through early 1969 before leaving for private consulting. Howard Rees replaced Ira and headed the department for 8 months, designing many of the 1970 models and eventually leaving to head up Mattel's space toy department. As legend has it, Howard brought some Hot Wheels to a party in Van Nuys as presents for the kids. In attendance at the party was a name we've all come to recognize: Larry Wood. After taking one look at the cars, and being informed by Rees that there was an open design spot at Mattel, Larry was hooked. He became the principal designer of the Hot Wheels line, and was the only one for many years.

24 new models were introduced in 1969, including the Grand Prix line. This was also the year the infamous Volkswagen Beach Bomb was introduced, and it remains one of the most sought-after (and expensive!) castings today. The Beach Bomb featured side-loading surfboards, but a few "prototype" rear-loading Bombs made it into the collecting mainstream. Rear loaders are an expensive acquistion, ranging from $10k to $70k, depending on color.

Quoted values are for LOOSE, NM examples. Cars less than NM will obviously command a lesser value than listed, depending on overall condition. Also, since some collectors like to add new replica wheels to replace their beat-up originals, I've added the sizes of the tires to the far right for each car.

Note that the NCHWA utilizes a pricing method called "Star Value©." Instead of specific dollar values, each car will be assigned a Star Value© to indicate rarity and potential price range. There are simply too many variables to place a "set" value on any model, so a range will be used instead to indicate where that particular model may fall on the secondary price scale. A +/- indicates where on that scale the value is approximated, while a number by itself would indicate the value falls in the middle of the Star Value. This is also an easy-glance method to determine rarity; the higher the number, the rarer the car. The value chart will be placed at the bottom of each page

Option: Click the button to the left to download a printable copy of the Star Chart for easy reference (Microsoft Word or equivalent program required for viewing/download). It beats scrolling up and down when you're pricing your cars!
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6264
Brabham Rebco F1
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. Produced only in Hong Kong. Look for rare variations that have white interiors instead of black. These are more valuable.
Aqua
Green
Red
Blue
Purple
Olive
Orange
Green Enamel
Copper
Brown
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1
1
1
1
2-
2
2+
3
3+
4
2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6256
Chaparral 2G
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. The 2G came with a plastic, removable rear wing, which must be present to consider this car complete. It also came with a decal sheet with the number "66".
Aqua
Green
Orange
Red
Gold
White Enamel
Rose
Purple
Brown
Olive
Blue
Lime
Light Blue
Yellow
Antifreeze
Light Green
Magenta
Hot Pink
1
1
1
1+
1+
1+
2
2
2+
2+
3-
3-
3
3
3+
4-
4
8
1+
1
6
1+
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2
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3
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3
1+
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
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HK
Wheels
6251
Classic '31 Ford Woody
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. The highly-rare brown version is believed to be a pre-production model only, as it has never been found in a blisterpack. Textured and flat-black roofs are common variations, and do not add to the value.
Blue
Red
Green
Aqua
Gold
Lime
Orange
Rose
Antifreeze
Purple
Olive
Light Blue
Creamy Pink
Yellow
Magenta
Hot Pink
Brown
2
2
2
3-
3-
3-
3
3
4-
4-
4+
5+
5+
7-
7+
19
40+
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4 Med
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6250
Classic '32 Ford Vicky
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. Keep an eye out for early-run, rare "open shock" castings, where the front shocks aren't filled in. These do add a slight premium to the value. There was also a textured roof variation (most are flat black) that has been found in red and lime.
Blue
Aqua
Green
Copper
Red
Gold
Lime
Olive
Orange
Purple
Rose
Antifreeze
Brown
Yellow
Light Blue
Magenta
Red (textured roof)
Light Green
Lime (textured roof)
Hot Pink
2-
2-
2-
2-
2-
3
3
3
3
3+
3+
3+
3+
4
5+
7
10
12-
12
14
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6253
Classic '36 Ford Coupe
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. Most interiors are black, with an occasional light-brown, but the white interior variations are tough finds. Check out the opening rumble seat in the back!
Blue
Aqua
Green
Red
Gold
Purple
Orange
Antifreeze
Lime
Rose
Brown
Copper
Magenta
Yellow
Hot Pink
Olive
Light Green
A/freeze (white int.)
Lime (white int.)
Purple (white int.)
Blue (white int.)
Aqua (white int.)
Orange (white int.)
3-
3-
4
4
4
5-
5-
5
5
6
8
8+
10
12
13+
13+
15
8
8
9
9
10
10
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Name
Colors
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HK
Wheels
6252
Classic '57 T-Bird
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. All versions should have a white interior. There was a slight chassis variation with a large or small gas tank, but this does not add a premium.
Aqua
Blue
Green
Gold
Red
Lime
Olive
Orange
Rose
Antifreeze
Purple
Light Blue
Magenta
Yellow
Copper
Brown
Hot Pink
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
5
6
7
8
14
15
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4 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6267
Custom AMX
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. The light blue AMX is believed to be a prototype, as it has never been found in blisterpack. Keep an eye out for the ultra-rare blue version with Ed Shaver decals. It's a tough find! This casting remains robust on the secondary as a very popular model.
Aqua
Green
Gold
Lime
Blue
Light Green
Orange
Red
Purple
Rose
Yellow
Magenta
hot Pink
Salmon
Antifreeze
Blue (w/Ed Shaver decals)
Light Blue
3
3
3
4
4
5
5
5
5
5+
5+
6
6+
8
10
32
40+
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6268
Custom Charger
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1960-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. The brown version is believed to be a prototype, as it has never been found in blisterpack. This casting remains one of the more popular in the Hot Wheels line, and is seldom picked up on the secondary at "bargain" prices. You can expect to pay a decent amount for one in good condition.
Red
Lime
Blue
Gold
Green
Magenta
Rose
Yellow
Purple
Light Green
Hot Pink
Aqua
Orange
Antifreeze
Brown
5
5
6
6
8
8
9
10
10
10
12
13
15
17
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6266
Custom Continental Mark III
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. Most castings will come with a white interior, but there are some rare dark interior variations, which do add a premium. Due to lacking a "hot rod" theme, this casting can be found at reasonable secondary values.
Blue
Gold
Red
Aqua
Lime
Green
Yellow
Rose
Orange
Light Green
Magenta
Purple
Light Blue
Hot Pink
Olive
2
2
2
2+
2+
3
3
4
4
5
5
5
6
6+
18+
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4 Med
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6269
Custom Police Cruiser
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. The dome light has been found both in solid and translucent red. No premium is added for this variation. However, a valuable variation does exist where the fenders are painted black, along with the trunk and hood (pic here). An even rarer variation is blue paint replacing the black, but this is considered a prototype. This model marks the first use of a tampo on a Hot Wheels car, where the word "Police" and the shield are stamped on.
White/Black enamel
White/Black (w/black fenders
White/Blue (w/blue fenders
2
25
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4 Med
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6257
Ford Mark IV
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. Keep an eye out for U.S. variations with brown interiors. Came with a decal sheet with numbers and stripes (#1 for U.S. and #5 for Hong Kong).
Red Enamel
Brown
Gold
Lime
Orange
Olive
Rose
Aqua
Purple
Light Blue
Blue
Red
Green
Yellow
1
1+
1+
2-
2-
2
2+
2+
2+
3
3+
3+
3+
9
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2
1+
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4 Med
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6263
Indy Eagle
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. Produced only in Hong Kong. Most versions come with a black interior, but variations exist with tan and white interiors as well. These do add a premium. There is also a very, very rare version that has twin plastic fuel tanks on either side. These may be considered prototypes, as they have never been found in blisterpack. Keep an eye out for the gold chrome version; while not rare, it is highly collectible.
Aqua
Green
Red
Blue
Orange
Purple
Olive
Copper
Brown
Gold Chrome
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1
1
1
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2
2+
3-
3
4
2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6254
Lola GT70
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. U.S. and Hong Kong versions came with a decal set that had yellow #10's, as well as stripes. All interiors are found in black.
Green Enamel
Brown
Red
Lime
Orange
Gold
Green
Olive
Rose
Aqua
Purple
Antifreeze
Blue
Light Blue
Magenta
Creamy Pink
Hot Pink
Copper
Red Enamel
1
1+
1+
1+
1+
1+
1+
2-
2-
2
2+
3
4
4+
7
9
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3+
11
2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6262
Lotus Turbine
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. Produced only in Hong Kong. Most versions will have a black interior, but rarer variations come with tan and white interiors, with the white being the most difficult to find. These do add a premium. Came with a decal sheet with various sponsors and the #70.
Aqua
Blue
Green
Red
Purple
Olive
Orange
Copper
Rose
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1
1
1
1
2
2
2+
3-
3+
4 Med
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6277
Maserati Mistral
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in Hong Kong. Black roof variations are a bit more difficult to find than the unpainted roof versions, and are more valuable.
Aqua
Orange
Blue
Green
Copper
Red
Brown
Purple
Olive
Aqua (black roof)
Blue (black roof)
Green (black roof)
Red (black roof)
Orange (black roof)
Copper (black roof)
Brown (black roof)
Purple (black roof)
Olive (black roof)
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2
2
3
3
3+
3+
4
4+
6
4
5
6
7
7
8
9
10
11
2 Lg, 2 Med
#
Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6255
McLaren M6A
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. There was a brown interior variation in the U.S. issue only. All Hong Kong issues had black interiors. The brown interior does add a premium to the value. Came with a decal sheet with 3 #4 stickers.
Green
Aqua
Brown
Orange Enamel
Red
Gold
Olive
Orange
Antifreeze
Blue
Purple
Rose
Lime
Light Blue
Yellow
Magenta
Light Green
Creamy Pink
1
1
1+
1+
2-
2-
2-
2
2
2+
2+
2+
2+
3
3+
4
4+
6
1
1+
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6275
Mercedes 280SL
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: European Models Series. Produced only in Hong Kong. Black roof variations are more difficult to find, and are more valuable than the unpainted roof versions.
Aqua
Blue
Green
Red
Orange
Purple
Olive
Copper
Aqua (black roof)
Green (black roof)
Blue (black roof)
Copper (black roof)
Red (black roof)
Olive (black roof)
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2
2
2
2+
2+
3
3+
3+
3+
4
4
4+
4+
2 Med, 2 Sm
#
Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6276
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: European Models Series. Produced only in Hong Kong. Black roof variations are more difficult to find, and are more valuable than the unpainted roof versions.
Grey Enamel
Blue
Green
Light Green
Red
Aqua
Yellow
Orange
Hot Pink
Purple
Grey Enamel (black roof)
Aqua (black roof)
Light Green (black roof)
Blue (black roof)
Red (black roof)
Green (black roof)
Yellow (black roof)
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1+
3
3
4-
4-
4+
6
14+
26-
27+
2+
4
4
5-
5-
5
7+
2 Med, 2 Sm
#
Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6265
Shelby Turbine
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Grand Prix Series. Produced in Hong Kong only. Variations can be found with tan and white interiors. White is the rarer of the two, and both command an additional premium. Came with a sheet of decals with "Shelby" and #69 on it. The rarest variation of this car comes with two plastic side tanks. These versions may actually be prototypes.
Aqua
Green
Blue
Red
Purple
Orange
Copper
Olive
Rose
Brown
Light Green
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1
1
1
1
1+
2-
2
2+
3
3+
12+
2 Med, 2 Sm
#
Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6261
Splittin' Image
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. One of the more affordable castings on the market today.
Aqua
Blue
Green
Gold
Red
Orange
Antifreeze
Olive
Purple
Rose
Lime
Brown
Light Blue
Copper
Yellow
Creamy Pink
Magenta
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1+
1+
1+
1+
2
2
2+
3
5
9+
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6260
Torero
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. Another one of the more affordable models from 1969.
Aqua
Red
Green
Blue
Gold
Lime
Orange
Antifreeze
Brown
Olive
Rose
Copper
Purple
Light Blue
Magenta
Creamy Pink
Light Green
Yellow
Hot Pink
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1+
1+
1+
1+
2-
2-
3
3
3+
3+
4-
13
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6259
Turbofire
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. Most versions will have a white interior, but black/brown interiors command an additional premium, as they're more difficult to find.
Aqua
Green
Gold
Red
Blue
Orange
Lime
Antifreeze
Brown
Copper
Rose
Olive
Purple
Light Blue
Yellow
Magenta
Light Green
Hot Pink
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1+
1+
2
2
2+
3-
3+
3+
6
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2 Med, 2 Sm
#
Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6258
Twin Mill
Designer: Ira Gilford
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in the U.S. The rarest variation of the Twin Mill has "cut" rear fenders, where they're closer to the body, and not covering the tires at all. These are very difficult to find, and can add a high-dollar premium ($300-500), if you have one!
Green
Blue
Aqua
Red
Lime
Gold
Orange
Rose
Olive
Purple
Antifreeze
Magenta
Light Blue
Light Green
Yellow
Creamy Pink
Hot Pink
Brown
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2+
3
3
4+
5
6
8
13+
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2 Med, 2 Sm
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Name
Colors
US
HK
Wheels
6274
Beach Bomb
Designer: Howard Rees
Production Run: 1969-1971
Note: Produced only in Hong Kong. One of the ultimate Hot Wheels castings, the Beach Bomb is one of the most highly-sought models out there. Even poor examples fetch top dollar prices. As most know, the side-loading Bomb is the standard, but some prototype rear-loaders slipped out into the world and command amazing prices.
Aqua
Green
Blue
Red
Olive
Purple
Copper
Light Green
Brown
Orange
Rose
Lime
Yellow
Red (rear loader)
Blue (rear loader)
Green (rear loader)
Antifreeze (rear loader)
Purple (rear loader)
Gold (rear loader)
Rose (rear loader
Hot Pink (rear loader)
Light Blue (rear loader)
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12
12
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16
17
18
19
19
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40+
40+
40+
40+
40+
40+
40+
40+
2 Med, 2 Sm


1 = $15-30 9 = $201-225 17 = $501-550 25 = $901-1100 33 = $2,501-2,800
2 = $31-50 10 = $226-250 18 = $551-600 26 = $1,101-1,300 34 = $2,801-3,100
3 = $51-75 11 = $251-275 19 = $601-650 27 = $1,301-1,500 35 = $3,101-3,400
4 = $76-100 12 = $276-300 20 = $651-700 28 = $1,501-1,700 36 = $3,401-3,700
5 = $101-125 13 = $301-350 21 = $701-750 29 = $1,701-1,900 37 = $3,701-4,000
6 = $126-150 14 = $351-400 22 = $751-800 30 = $1,901-2,100 38 = $4,001-4,400
7 = $151-175 15 = $401-450 23 = $801-850 31 = $2,101-2,300 39 = $4,401-4,800
8 = $176-200 16 = $451-500 24 = $851-900 32 = $2,301-2,500 40 = $4,801-5,200




What Events Defined 1969?

  • US troops capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
  • The Who release the rock opera "Tommy"
  • American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon
  • "WOODSTOCK" took place on a New York Farm, with over 400,000 in attendance.
  • Richard Nixon becomes President of the United States
  • 250,000 march on Washington in protest of the Vietnam War
  • Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder five people
  • The U.S. Air Force closed Project Blue Book, concluding there was no evidence of UFO's
  • Sesame Street, known for its Muppet characters, makes it's debut on PBS
  • The Beatles' last public performance, and release of "Abbey Road."
  • #1 movies include "Midnight Cowboy", "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid", & "Easy Rider".
  • #1 songs include "Aquarius" by the 5th Dimension, "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis & "Get Back" by the Beatles




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