A new series called "Park 'n Plates" was introduced in 1989, where the cars were issued with a custom plastic mini-license plate and a clear storage cube. Blackwalls, Whitewalls, Hot Ones, Ultra Hots and Construction Tires were all utilized during 1989, providing a good deal of variations to collect.

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 Malaysia. 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
2533
'31 Doozie
Burgandy body with tan plastic top and Whitewall tires
WW
2-
.
7672
'32 Ford Delivery
Yellow body with red, orange and magenta stripe tampo on sides with "Hot Wheels Delivery"
BW
1+
.
1543
'35 Classic Caddy
Metalflake silver body with pink plastic fenders. Whitewall tires
WW
2+
.
1132
3 Window '34
a) Purple body with green, red and blue stripe tampo on sides with number "34"
b) Blue body with red/yellow/white flame on sides. Large rear wheels, small front. (Park 'n Plates)
c) Same as "b", all small wheels
BW
BW
BW
1
2
2
.
1538
'57 Chevy
a) Turqoise body with red, yellow and black stripe tampo on sides, with "57 Chevy"
b) Same as "a", but missing "57 Chevy"
c) Metalflake red body with yellow, white and black "57 Chevy" on sides. (Park 'n Plates)
d) Same as "c", but missing "57 Chevy"
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
1
2
1
2
.
3928
80's Corvette
a) Black body with red and pink "Corvette" tampo on sides. Red/tan interior. Red bag in back
b) Same as "a", but with red and tan interior and tan bag in back
c) Blue body with white/red/yellow "Corvette" and "88" on sides/hood. Tan/red int. with tan bag in back
d) Same as "c", but with red bag in back
e) Same as "c", missing hood tampo, tan bag in back
f) Same as "e", but with red bag in back
g) Red body with yellow/black "Corvette" on sides. Red bag in back (Park 'n Plates)
h) Same as "g", but with black bag in back
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2+
.
1792
Ambulance
White body with red and blue "American Ambulance Service" tampo on sides
BW
1
.
4360
Baja Breaker
a) Black body with metal hood and orange "A-Team"-like stripe on sides
b) White body with red and yellow "Racing Team" and "Suzuki" on sides
c) Same as "b", but with CT
CT
BW
CT
1
2
1
.
1790
Big Rig
Black body with red, blue and orange stripe tampo on sides
BW
1
.
2509
Bywayman
a) Metalflake blue body with yellow and white "Eagle" tampo on sides, and CT
b) Maroon body with yellow and white "Eagle" tampo on sides, and CT. Malaysia
c) Same as "b", with white hubs
CT
CT
CTW
1
1
3+
.
9344
Camaro Z-28
a) Orange body with yellow, purple and blue "Camaro Z-28" on sides. Black windows (Park 'n Plates)
b) White body with yellow, blue and red "Getty" and number "1" on sides. Getty giveaway only
c) White body with blue, red and black stripe tampo on sides/hood. Double Barrel Stunt set only
GHO
GHO
GHO
1
2
2
.
3715
CAT Earth Mover
Yellow body with gold hub CT. Was a short-run issue
CTG
2+
.
1173
CAT Wheel Loader
Yellow body with gold hub CT. Was a short-run issue
CTG
2+
.
1791
Chevy Stocker
a) Black body with yellow, red and white racing tampos and number "3" on sides and roof. Lg rear tires
b) Same as "a", with all small wheels
c) Same as "b", "Union" and "V" tampos are missing
BW
BW
BW
2
2+
1
.
2055
Classic Cobra
Black body with orange, yellow and red stripe tampo with "Cobra" on hood. (Park 'n Plates)
BW
2+
.
7670
Custom Corvette
a) Dark red body with blue, white and yellow "Corvette" and "ZR-1" on sides/hood. Blue window
b) Same as "a", clear window
c) Same as "a", ZR-1 tampo missing
UH
UH
UH
1
2
1
.
2808
Delivery Truck
White body with red and blue "Wonder", "Hostess" and "Twinkies" tampos on sides
BW
2
.
1468
Ferrari F40
Red body with yellow "Ferrari" and number "40" on hood and sides
UH
1
.
2048
Ferrari Testarossa
a) Red body with "Ferrari" and logo on hood. Black/red interior
b) Same as "a", but with tan and red interior
c) Same as "b", but with Blackwalls
d) Same as "a", with all tan interior
e) Same as "a", with black and tan interior
f) Metalflake silver body with red/grey interior. (Park 'n Plates)
g) Same as "f", with tan/grey interior. (Park 'n Plates)
h) Same as "f", with white and tan interior. (Park 'n Plates)
i) Metallic dark red body with "Getty" tampo on hood
UH
UH
BW
UH
UH
UH
UH
UH
UH
1
1
1
3
4
2
2
5
1
.
2639
Fire Chaser
a) Red body with yellow and black "Fire Chief" tampo on sides. Black interior. 5-Pack only
b) Same as"a", but with tan interior. 5-Pack only
BW
BW
1
3
.
5121
Firebird Funny Car
Yellow body with blue, orange and black stripe tampo with number "2" on sides
BW
1
.
1789
GT Racer
a) Purple body with white, orange and blue "5" tampo on hood and sides
b) Same as "a", missing "V" tampo on side
c) Same as "b", Blackwall tires
d) Blue body, same as "a"
UH
UH
BW
UH
1
1
1
3
.
2806
Hiway Hauler
a) Red cab with white cargo box and blue/red "Pepsi" logo (short logo)
b) Same as "a", long Pepsi logo (stretches to ends of box)
BW
BW
2
2
.
2014
Hot Bird
a) Blue body with orange/grey tampo on sides and hood. Grey interior. Double Barrel Stunt set only
b) Same as "a", tan interior
c) Blue body with orange, yellow and white flame tampo and "Firebird" on sides. Tan interior
d) Same as "c", but with grey interior
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
2
2
1
2
.
2539
Jeep CJ-7
White body with orange, maroon and red "Jeep" tampo on hood.
CT
1
.
4384
Lamborghini Countach
a) White body with red and blue LP500S" tampo on sides, yellow emblem on hood
b) Same as "a", no hood tampo
c) Same as "a", black windows
d) Same as "b", black windows
e) Same as "b", gold hubs
UH
UH
UH
UH
UHG
1
1
3
1
1
.
4206
Mercedes 280SL
White body with no tampos and white Malaysia chassis
UH
1
.
7259
Nissan 300ZX
a) Yellow body with red, blue and white "300ZX" stripes on hood and roof. 20 Car Gift Pack only
b) White body with blue/yellow/red "Nissan"/"300" on sides, hood and roof
c) Same as "b", UH wheels
d) White body with "300ZX" tampo on hood/roof. Unpainted chassis. Black int. (Park 'n Plates)
e) Same as "d", painted white chassis
f) Same as "d", red interior
UH
GHO
UH
GHO
GHO
GHO
2
1
1
2+
2
2+
.
4392
Nissan Hardbody
a) White body with blue and red "Nissan 4x4" tampo on sides and hood.
b) Same as "a", but with CT8 tires
c) Same as "a", black plastic base
CT
CT8
CT
1
1
1
.
3969
P-911 Turbo
White body with black/yellow/red stripe tampo and number "95" on roof/hood/sides. Ziploc promo only
BW
2+
.
2534
Path Beater
Black body with yellow, red and white "Chevy s10" tampo on sides and hood.
BW
2-
.
4017
Peterbilt Dump Truck
Red body with grey plastic dumper
BW
1
.
2800
Peterbilt Tank Truck
a) Orange body with red and yellow "Shell" tampo on tank sides
b) Yellow body with red and yellow "Shell" tampo on tank sides
c) Yellow body with blue, red and yellow "Railroad" tampo on unpainted tank sides.
BW
BW
BW
2
1
5
.
1469
Peugeot 205 Rallye
White body with red, blue, yellow and black assorted race tampos on hood/sides.
BW
2
.
1796
Pontiac Banshee
Red body with tinted windows and "Banshee" embossed on rear end
UH
2
.
4631
Porsche 959
a) Blue body with white/black number "7"/Porsche" on hood and sides. International Series only
b) White body with orange and yellow "Porsche 959" tampo on hood/sides. (Park 'n Plates)
c) Same as "b", with blue-tinted windows (Park 'n Plates)
d) Same as "b", with Blackwall tires (Park 'n Plates)
e) Same as "c", with Blackwall tires (Park 'n Plates)
f) Same as "b", with tan interior (Park 'n Plates)
g) Same as "c", with blue interior (Park 'n Plates)
h) Same as "g", with Blackwall tires (Park 'n Plates)
UH
UH
UH
BW
BW
UH
UH
BW
1
2
2
3
4
2
2
2
.
5113
Power Plower
Black body with purple, red and orange "Midnight Removal" tampo on sides
BW
1
.
3916
Rig Wrecker
White body with red and blue "Steve's Towing" on sides. Chrome plastic Malaysia chassis
BW
1
.
1795
School Bus
a) Yellow body with black "School Bus" and thick black stripe on sides
b) Light yellow body with thin stripe on sides
BW
BW
1
1
.
5902
Sol-Aire CX4
a) Red body with blue, yellow and orange tampo on hood and roof
b) Black body with yellow, magenta and orange stripe tampo and number "33" on hood and sides. Black windows
c) Same as "b" with yellow windows and unpainted chassis
d) Same as "c", blue replaces magenta in tampo
e) Same as "d", turqoise replaces blue in tampo
f) Same as "e", gold hub Ultra Hots
g) Same as "e", chrome Hot Ones
h) Yellow body with red, orange and blue "GTS 13" on sides. Black windows. (Park 'n Plates)
i) Same as "h", with blue windows (Park 'n Plates)
j) Red body with orange, yellow and magenta "Ultra Hots" tampo on hood and roof. Black windows
UH
UH
UH
UH
UH
UHG
CHO
UH
UH
UH
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
.
N/A
Split Window '63
White body with blue and red flame/"Corvette" tampo on hood and roof. 5-Pack only
BW
2
.
470
Street Roader
a) White body with magenta, orange and blue "4x4" stripe on hood/sides.
b) Same as "a", with 8-spoke CT
c) Same as "a", with yellow hubs
d) Same as "b", pink replaces magenta in tampo
e) Same as "b", black replaces magenta in tampo
CT
CT8
CTY
CT8
CT8
1
1
2-
2-
1
.
7673
T-Bucket
a) Orange body with red and blue flame tampo on sides
b) Yellow body with blue flame tampo on sides
BW
BW
2-
1
.
1456
Thunderburner
a) Black body with yellow knight and "The Black Knight" tampo on sides
b) White body with red and blue number "1" stripe tampo on hood/sides. Red HW logo on sides
c) Same as "b", with Blackwall tires
UH
GHO
BW
2+
2+
2+
.
9545
Thunderstreak
a) Blue body with yellow sides and "Kraco"/"18" tampo on sides (Park 'n Plates)
b) Blue body with light green sides and "Ziploc" tampo on sides. Ziploc mail-in only
c) Same as "a", but with dark green sides. Ziploc mail-in only
BW
BW
BW
1
3
4
.
N/A
Tricar X8
Turquoise body with red base. Intended for HW cereal, but only sold to collectors later
BW
1
.
7671
VW Bug
Turquoise body with yellow, orange and magenta stripe tampo on sides and roof
BW
2
.
7531
XT-3
a) Purple body with white, yellow and red flame tampo on sides and wing
b) Black body with white, yellow and red flame tampo on sides and wing
c) Same as "b", with yellow window/canopy
d) Purple body with black/red/white flame. Intended for HW Cereal, but only sold to collectors later
BW
BW
BW
BW
1
3+
3+
2
.


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 1989
BW
(Blackwall Tire)
WW
(Whitewall Tire)
CHO or GHO
(Chrome or Gold Hot Ones)
UH
(Ultra Hots Tire)
CTC
(Const. Tire/ chrome hub)
CTW
(Const. Tire/ white hub)
CTW
(Const. Tire/ yellow hub)


What Events Defined 1989?

  • Students protest on Tienanmen Square in China; 3000-7000 are killed when the army intervenes
  • The Berlin Wall finally falls on November 9th.
  • The Cold War, for all intents and purposes, comes to an end
  • Exxon Valdez oil disaster takes place in Alaska in March.
  • Pete Rose is banned from baseball on August 24 for betting on games
  • The U.S. invades Panama and loud rock music drives Manuel Noreiga from his asylum
  • Vietnam withdraws from Cambodia on September 26 after almost 11 years of occupation.
  • Top movies of 1989 included: "Batman", "Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade", "Lethal Weapon 2", "Look Who's Talking", "The Little Mermaid", "Back to the Future II", and "Ghostbusters 2"
  • Top Songs of 1989 included: "The Living Years" (Mike & The Mechanics), "Straight Up" (Paula Abdul), "Eternal Flame" (Bangles), "Listen to Your Heart" (Roxette), "I'll Be There For You" (Bon Jovi), "Miss You Much" (Janet Jackson), "When I See You Smile" (Bad English) and "Blame it on the Rain" (Milli Vanilli)




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