This section is forever dedicated to the men and women who perished aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. May your souls continue to soar to the Heavens.

A new line called "Speed Demons" was introduced in 1986. They numbered 6 in total, and were assorted plastic creatures mounted on metal chassis, and powered by Ultra Hots. They can be difficult to find, but are not overly expensive to acquire. Blackwalls, Gold Hot Ones and Real Riders were also a mainstay in the 1986 line.

Quoted values are for LOOSE, NM examples. Cars less than NM will obviously command a lesser value than listed, depending on overall condition. Unless otherwise stated, the country of origin for all listed models is Hong Kong. Different countries will be listed second, and bolded.

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 quick-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 or download). It beats scrolling up and down when you're pricing your cars!
#
Name
Description
Wheels
Value
9649
'31 Doozie
Maroon body with plastic fenders and top. Whitewall tires
WW
3
.
3252
'35 Classic Caddy
Dark blue body, blue plastic fenders and interior
WW
1
.
2526
'37 Bugatti
a) Yellow body with red tampo on sides. Blackwall tires
b) Same as "a", but with Whitewall tires.
BW
WW
1
1
.
1131
'40's Woodie
a) Yellow body with faux woodgrain panels and black interior. Malaysia chassis
b) Same as "a", lighter brown faux woodgrain panels
BW
BW
4
2
.
2523
'55 Chevy
Red and white body with blacked-out windows and no tampos
GHO
4
.
2536
'57 T-Bird
a) Black body with magenta and blue "T-Bird" on hood. Hong Kong chassis
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
c) Same as "a", with GoodYear tires and white hubs
BW
GYG
GYW
1
3
9
.
3928
80's Corvette
White body with orange stripe and "Corvette" tampo on hood. Only in Turbo Trax set/Mattel Toy Club
GHO
3-
.
2527
Auburn 852
Green with dark green fenders and interior. Whitewall tires and Malaysia chassis
WW
1
.
2544
Back Burner
Metallic dark red with yellow, blue and white tampo on hood and roof. (Ultra Hots)
UH
1
.
1698
Cadillac Seville
a) Gold body with red interior and no tampo. Mexico
b) Silver body with blue "Le Club Des Maitres" tampo on hood. GoodYear tires with grey hubs
BW
GYG
2
7
.
5182
Camaro Z-28
Red body with black, blue and yellow stripe tampo and "Camaro Z-2*" on sides
GHO
1
.
691
Cannonade
Maroon body with yellow and white stripe tampo and number "3" on sides. Mexico
GHO
4
.
2058
Cargoyle
a) Orange plastic body with black/white eyes and black spots on back. (Speed Demons)
b) Yellow body with black/orange eyes. Speed Demons Set only
UH
UH
1
2
.
1168
CAT Forklift
Yellow body with "Cv80" cast into the sides. Malaysia chassis. Mexico
BW
1
.
1173
CAT Wheel Loader
Yellow body with CT/silver hubs
CT/S
1
.
7671
Chevy Monza 2+2
Tan body with no tampos. Mexico
BW
5
.
535
Classic Cobra
a) Red body with yellow and black stripe tampo and "Cobra" on hood. GoodYear tires with grey hubs
b) Same as "a", Blackwall tires
GYG
BW
3
2
.
519
Combat Medic
Olive body with tan and brown camo tampo and "Medical Unit" on sides. Blackwalls with black hubs
BWB
1
.
3364
Dixie Challenger
Orange body with dark blue and red "U" tampo on hood (no stars). Mexico
BW
2
.
9540
Dodge D-50
White body with red and yellow flame tampo on hood and sides, with "Hot!" Mexico
BW
2
.
5903
Dodge Rampage
Dark red body with "Rampage" tampo on sides, "22" on hood. GoodYear tires with grey hubs. Mexico
GYG
7
.
2057
Double Demon
a) Red body with yellow spots on the back
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Light green body and yellow spots on back. Speed Demons Set only
d) Same as "c", but with white spots on back.
UH
UH
UH
UH
1
1
2
2
.
9546
Dream Van
Light green body with dark blue, red and yellow stripe tampo and orange windows. Mexico
GYG
7
.
2062
Eevil Weevil
a) Blue body with pink eyes and yellow/green tampo on nose. (Speed Demons)
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
UH
UH
1
1
.
2059
Fangster
a) Light green body with red plastic eyes. (Speed Demons)
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
UH
UH
1
1
.
9523
Fat Fendered '40
Metallic plum body with no tampos and grey interior. Mexico
BW
3
.
N/A
Classic Cobra
Black body with red/purple Firebird logo on hood/sides. Kellogg's Mail-In/Mattel Toy Club only
BW
2-
.
9551
Ford Stake Bed Truck
Metalflake red body with yellow and blue "Rapid Delivery" on cab sides. Yellow bed
BW
1
.
5904
Good Humor Truck
a) White body with assorted ice cream tampos. "Popcicle" is blacked out. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", "Strawberry" replaces "Popcicle"
BW
BW
3
1
.
2524
Highway Heat
Orange body with black, yellow and red stripe tampo on hood and sides.
GHO
2
.
2548
Highway Hauler
White cab with "Masters of the Universe" and "Toy Delivery" tampo on sides
BW
2
.
2012
Jaguar XJS
a) Brown body with "Moon", "Hooker" and "Goodyear" tampos on hood. Mexico
b) Same as "a", but with Blackwall tires. Mexico
c) Same as "a", but with Ultra Hots wheels. Mexico
d) White body with same tampos as "a", in yellow, blue and black. Mexico
e) Same as "d", with Blackwalls. Mexico
f) Same as "e", tampos are yellow, red and black. Mexico
GHO
BW
UH
GHO
BW
BW
5
5
6
5
5
6
.
2539
Jeep CJ-7
a) White body with maroon, red and orange tampo on hood. Red interior
b) Same as "a", but with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
GYW
1
3
.
2541
Jeep Scrambler
Blue body with yellow, black and white "Jeep"/"13" tampo on sides. GoodYear tires with white hubs
GYW
3
.
7528
Jet Sweep
Unpainted body with purple and white tampo on nose and top. (Ultra Hots)
UH
1
.
1697
Minitrek
White body with red tampo on sides and blue "Le Club des Maitres" tampo on roof. France
BW
6
.
7660
Monte Carlo Stocker
Blue body with green and white stripe tampo on hood and roof. Black plastic chassis. Mexico
GHO
5
.
N/A
Nissan 300ZX
Blue body with yellow and purple tampo on hood/roof. Turbotrax Speed Trigger set/Mattel Toy Club
GHO
1
.
2534
Path Beater
Black body with yellow, white and red stripes on side and "S10" on hood. GoodYear tires w/white hubs
GYW
3
.
2547
Peterbilt Tank Truck
a) Red cab with silver metal tank and blue, yellow and red "Railroad" tampo on sides
b) Same as "a", unpainted metal tank
BW
BW
1+
1+
.
5906
Phone Truck
a) White body with orange and yellow stripe tampo with "Phone Co" on sides. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", Mexico
BW
BW
2-
2-
.
3917
Pontiac J-2000
Red body with red tinted windows. Mexico
BW
3
.
2528
Poppa Vette
White body with red, yellow and black stripe tampo on hood/sides, with "Corvette"
BW
2+
.
2538
Power Plower
a) Red body with purple, blue and yellow "Brian's Removal" tampo. GoodYear tires with white hubs
b) Same as "a", Blackwall tires
GYW
BW
3
2-
.
2520
Race Ace
White body with purple, yellow and orange stripe tampo, and number 13 on hood and sides.
GHO
2+
.
2537
Rescue Ranger
a) Green body with yellow and green "Forest Service" tampo on doors. GoodYear tires w/white hubs
b) Same as "a", Blackwall tires
GYW
BW
3
1
.
2532
Screamin'
Green body with yellow and white stripe tampo on hood/sides, with "Screamin"
BW
2
.
9644
Second Wind
White body with no tampos. Mexico
BW
3+
.
2518
Shell Shocker
Olive body with tan star tampo on front. Malaysia
N/A
1
.
N/A
Sol-Aire CX4
Red body with blue, yellow and white stripe tampo on nose and sides. Turbotrax set only.
UH
2
.
2522
Stock Rocket
Red body with yellow, white and black racing tampos on hood and sides, number "17"
GHO
3
.
9536
Street Scorcher
Brown body with orange and white "Ultra Hots" tampo on sides. Mexico
UH
2
.
3251
Sunagon
Dark blue body with light blue roof. Mexico
BW
5
.
5181
Taxi
Yellow body with red "USA Taxi Service" on sides, no interior. France chassis. Europe/Canada only
GHO
2
.
9533
Torino Tornado
a) Yellow body with dark blue, red and maroon racing tampos and #"17" on hood/sides. Mexico
b) Same as "a", no tampos, "Made in Mexico" on chassis
GHO
GHO
3
4
.
2525
Tricar X8
a) Metalflake silver body with maroon base. Orange/yellow "X8" on top. Hong Kong
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1
1
.
2061
Turboa
Yellow body with green spots on the top. Hong Kong. (Speed Demons)
UH
1
.
2060
Vampyra
a) Purple body with orange, white and red tampo on wings (Speed Demons)
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
UH
UH
1
1
.


1 = $1-5 2 = $6-15 3 = $16-25 4 = $26-35 5 = $36-50 6 = $51-70
7 = $71-90 8 = $91-110 9 = $111-130 10 = $131-160 11 = $161-180 12 = $181-200
13 = $201-220 14 = $221-240 15 = $241-270 16 = $271-300 17 = $301-330 18 = $331-350

Tires Issued in 1986
BW
(Blackwall Tire)
WW
(Whitewall Tire)
CHO or GHO
(Chrome or Gold Hot Ones)
GYW
(GoodYear Tire/white hub)
GYG
(GoodYear Tire/grey hub)
UH
(Ultra Hots Tire)
CTC
(Const. Tire/ chrome hub)


What Events Defined 1986?

  • The Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated after launch, killing all on board as millions watched on TV
  • Soviet nuclear reactor at Chernobyl Explodes, releasing radioactive material across Europe
  • Halley's Comet makes its second visit to the solar system in the 20th century
  • Approximately seven million Americans join hands in "Hands Across America"
  • The Iran-Contra Affair: President Reagan's administration sold arms to Iran, an avowed enemy
  • Mike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Boxing Champion in history
  • The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct the Channel Tunnel
  • The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station
  • IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
  • First ten musicians are inducted into Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
  • Top Movies of 1986 included: "Top Gun", "Crocodile Dundee", "Platoon", "Karate Kid II", "Star Trek: The Voyage Home", "Aliens", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Cobra" and "Heartbreak Ridge"
  • Top Songs of 1986 included: "These Dreams" (Heart), "Rock Me Amadeus" (Falco), "Kiss" (Prince), "Invisible Touch" (Genesis), "Papa Don't Preach" (Madonna), "Take My Breath Away" (Berlin), "Amanda" (Boston), "Human" (Human League), "You Give Love a Bad Name" (Bon Jovi) and "Walk Like an Egyptian" (Bangles)




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