1987 would mark the elimination of Hot Wheels production in Hong Kong and Mexico, late in the year. Gold and Chrome Hot Ones wheels, Real Riders, Construction Tires and Blackwalls were the prevalent tires during the 1987 production run. For the first time, cars with glow-in-the-dark tampos were issued for the TurboTrax TurboGlow set.

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
1473
3-Window '34
Red body with smoked windows and yellow, black and white "ZZ-Top"-like tampo on sides. Malaysia
BW
2+
1131
'40's Woodie
Yellow body with faux woodgrain sides, black top and black interior. Malaysia
BW
2
.
1538
'57 Chevy
a) Metalflake blue body with yellow stripe tampo and "57 Chevy" on sides. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", missing "57 Chevy"
GHO
GHO
3-
2-
.
5908
'65 Mustang Convertible
a) Black body with white stripe tampo and "Mustang" on sides. Tan interior and Whitewall tires
b) Same as "a", light blue body with black tampo
c) Same as "b", black interior
WW
WW
WW
4
1
2
.
1457
80's Corvette
Black body with pink and red "Corvette" stripe tampo on sides, grey bag in back. Malaysia
GHO
1+
.
3338
Assault Crawler
Olive green body with tan and brown camo tampo
N/A
1
.
2542
Baja Bug
a) White body with orange and red flames with "Blazin' Bug" on the sides. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", with GoodYear tires and white hubs
BW
GYW
1
3
.
9544
Black Lightning
Black body with white, yellow and red lightning tampo with number "3" on the sides and nose
BW
2-
.
5910
Blazer 4x4
Black body with yellow and red stripe tampo with "4x4 Blazer" on sides. Malaysia
CT
1
.
N/A
3-Window '34
Blue body with white glow-in-the-dark flame tampo on hood/sides. Turbotrax Turboglow set only
GHO
2
.
520
Bronco 4-Wheeler
White body with red, yellow and blue "Ford" tampo on sides, flames on hood. White cab
BW
2-
.
1698
Cadillac Seville
a) Gold body with no tampos and Whitewall tires. Mexico
b) Same as "a", with Goodyear tires and grey hubs. Mexico
WW
GYG
4
3
.
3715
CAT Earth Mover
Yellow body with white and black "CAT 657E" tampo on rear quarter. Yellow hubs
CTY
1+
.
3853
CAT Road Roller
a) Yellow body with 5 safety bars in front. Black "CB-614" tampo on sides
b) Same as "a", 3 safety bars in front
c) Same as "b", no tampos
N/A
N/A
N/A
2
1
1
.
7671
Chevy Monza 2+2
a) Orange body with no tampos and orange-tinted windows. Mexico
b) Same as "a", Whitewall tires
c) Same as "b", beige body
BW
WW
WW
7
7
6
.
1171
CAT Dump Truck
Yellow body and dumper with yellow hubs. Malaysia
CTY
2
.
1897
Ferrari Testarossa
a) Black body with no tampos.
b) White body with no tampos
c) Red body with white glow-in-the-dark arrow tampo on hood. Turbotrax TurboGlow set only
UH
UH
UH
2
1
2
.
3287
Fiat Ritmo (Strada)
Grey body with no tampos. Mexico
BW
3
.
1458
Fiero 2M4
a) Red body with red and blue stars/stripes tampo on sides and hood
b) Same as "a", but with Ultra Hots
GHO
UH
1
1
.
1483
Firebird Funny Car
Metalflake blue body with yellow, red and black tampo on sides/hood, with "The Speed Monster"
BW
2
.
9541
Good Ol' Pic-Um-Up
Plum body with light blue, black and white "Good Ol' Pic-Um-Up" on hood. Mexico
GYW
6
.
2502
Greased Gremlin
Red body with yellow chassis and white and yellow racing tampos w/number "5" on sides. Mexico
GYW
18
.
1516
Gulch Stepper
a) Red body with blue and yellow stripe tampo and number "15 on sides. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", but missing "Pennzoil" tampo
CT
CT
1
1
.
1565
Hiway Hauler
Dark blue cab with white cargo box and "GoodYear Racing Tires" tampo/racecar on sides
BW
2
.
2510
Inside Story
a) Tan body with blue, red and yellow stripe tampo on sides. Orange windows. Mexico
b) Green body with "Grand Slam II"/tennis racket tampo on sides and Blackwall wheels (Leo/India Premium)
c) Yellow body with "Grand Slam II"/tennis racket tampo on sides and Blackwall wheels (Leo/India Premium)
d) Aqua body with "Grand Slam II"/tennis racket tampo on sides and Blackwall wheels (Leo/India Speed Fleet)
BW
BW
BW
BW
6
2
2
2
.
2541
Jeep Scrambler
Metalflake blue body with yellow, white and black stripe tampo and "Jeep"/"13" on sides
BW
1
.
1697
Minitrek
Black body with yellow and orange stripe tampo on sides. Mexico
BW
5
.
716
Monster Vette
a) Yellow body with red and purple flame tampo on sides
b) Same as "a", but with Off-road tires
c) Same as "a", with blue windows
CT
OR
CT
2
1
2
.
1497
Nightstreaker
Grey body with orange, yellow and purple stripe tampo and "928 Porsche" on sides
UH
1
.
1454
Nissan 300ZX
Yellow with red, blue and white stripe tampo on hood and roof, and "300ZX"
GHO
1
.
1692
Omni 024
a) Yellow body with red and purple stripe tampo on hood/sides. No paint on chassis. Mexico
b) Same as "a", but with no tampos. Mexico
c) Orange body, unpainted chassis, no tampos. France
BW
BW
BW
2
3
3
.
3851
Phantomachine
All chrome body with red, blue and orange tmapo on top
UH
1
.
3292
Renault LeCar
Red body with no tampos and white interior. Mexico
BW
2
.
1500
Road Torch
Red body with black, yellow and orange stripe tampo on sides, with number "8"
UH
2-
.
2501
Royal Flash
Orange body with blue windows. Mexico
BW
2
.
3286
Sharkruiser
a) Grey body with no tampos and chrome Hot Ones wheels
b) Same as "a", with Ultra Hots wheels
CHO
UH
2
1
.
2518
Shell Shocker
Tan body with white star tampo on front.
N/A
1
.
2503
Spacer Racer
Red body with yellow, black and white "M-* Rescue" tampo. Mexico
BW
2+
.
1512
Speed Seeker
White body with green and red snake tampo on hood
UH
1
.
1486
Split Window '63
a) Magenta body with green, white and yellow flame tampo on hood and sides. Hong Kong
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Red body with white glow-in-the-dark arrow tampo on hood. Turbotrax Turbo Glo set only
BW
BW
BW
2
1
2
.
251
Sunagon
Metalflake blue body with light blue roof. Mexico
BW
3-
.
3209
Suzuki Quadracer
a) Yellow body with CT
b) Same as "a", but with yellow CT
CT
CTY
1
1
.
4059
Tail Gunner
a) Olive green body with tan and brown camo tampo (Action Command)
b) Same as "a", but with black hubs
c) Tan body with white replacing the tan in tampo
d) Same as "c", with black hubs
CT
CTB
CT
CTB
1
1
2
2
.
7530
Tall Ryder
a) Metalflake silver with red, yellow and purple "Tall Ryder" tampo on sides. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", but with Off-road wheels
CT
OR
1
1
.
9374
Tank Gunner
Tan body with white and brown camo tampo. Blackwall tires with black hubs
BWB
1
.
1456
Thunderburner
Black body with yellow and red knight tampo on sides with "The Black Knight"
GHO
1+
.
2540
Thunderstreak
Maroon body with white, red and yellow stripe tampo and number "8" on sides/nose
GYG
2
.
3912
Trash Truck
Orange body with black/yellow "Dept of Sanitation" tampo on sides. Malaysia chassis. Mexico
BW
2+
.
4921
Troop Convoy
Olive body with no tampos. Blackwall tires with black hubs
BWB
1
.
2500
Upfront 924
a) Gold body with grey plastic ski rack. and grey strips on rocker panels. Mexico
b) Same as "a", but with Whitewall tires. Mexico
c) Same as "a", with no tampos. Blackwall tires. Mexico
d) Same as "C", with Whitewall tires
BW
WW
BW
WW
5
5
4
4
.
N/A
Wind Splitter
Yellow body with orange, blue and magenta tampo and "Turbo" on hood. Mattel Toy Club
UH
2-
.
3852
Zombot
a) Gold chrome with black, blue and red tampo on top.
b) Same as "a", but with Chrome Hot Ones tires
UH
CHO
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 1987
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)
CTY
(Const. Tire/ yellow hub)
CTB
(Const. Tire/ black hub)


What Events Defined 1987?

  • US Stock Market Crashes on Monday, October 19th , 1987 with a 508 point drop or 22.6%
  • The USS Stark is attacked by an Iraqi Air to Sea missile, killing 30 sailors
  • Fox Broadcasting Co. made its prime-time TV debut, bringing shows such as "Married With Children" & "The Simpsons"
  • The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT.
  • The "Monitor", a Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • Jessica Hahn is implicated in the Jimmy Bakker scandal
  • Top Movies of 1987 included: "Dirty Dancing", "Full Metal Jacket", "Good Morning Vietnam", "Lethal Weapon", "Predator", "The Lost Boys", "Spaceballs" and "Harry and the Hendersons"
  • Top Songs of 1987 included: "Here I Go Again" (Whitesnake), "Alone" (Heart), "With or Without You" (U2), "Open Your Heart" (Madonna), "I Just Died in Your Arms" (Cutting Crew), "Carrie" (Europe), "Bad" (Michael Jackson), "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Bon Jovi), "Touch Me (Samantha Fox), "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (Wang Chung) and "Fight For Your Right" (Beastie Boys)




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