NOTICE: Due to rising hosting fees, and the sales of the "Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt Price Guide" that I've recently published, this section will no longer contain values for Treasure Hunts. While this was a tough decision on my part, please understand that I have to respect those who have purchased and supported the guides. It didn't make sense to offer a publication for sale AND carry the same values on the website. Royalties from the books are helping offset hosting fees as well. REST ASSURED that all other Hot Wheels values on NCHWA.com (with the exception of the VW Buses), will continue to be listed as a free service. This section will still be maintained to show all of the Treasure Hunt releases to at least provide a pictorial record and reference.


The "Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt Price Guide" is updated and issued annually, and can be purchased in a full-color or economy Blackout version at Amazon or Barnes & Noble's websites, or by going to my Amazon Author Page. Overall, there are 50 pages, and values for Treasure Hunts during the period of 1995-2015. All values are researched/verified just one month before publication.

And, the big change for 2016: ALL MODELS ARE NOW PICTURED! You'll get a complete gallery, along with the updated values. Thanks for all the amazing support!

Quoted values are for CARDED, NM examples. Cards less than NM will obviously command a lesser value than listed, depending on overall condition.

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
Treasure Hunt Series
Wheels
428
'40's Woodie
#1 of 12
a) Yellow body with Malaysia base and yellow hubs with Yellowline Real Riders
b) Same as "a", but the yellow hubs have a chrome lip
c) Same as "a", but the yellow hubs have a gold lip
RR
RR
RR
429
Lamborghini Countach
#2 of 12
a) Bright orange body with Malaysia base and 6-Spoke Pro Circuit wheels
b) Same as "a", but with 5-Spoke Pro Circuit wheels
c) Same as "a", but with unpainted tail lights *90
PC6
PC5
PC6
430
Ferrari 250
#3 of 12
a) Metalflake grey body with Malaysia base and chrome hub Real Rider tires
RR
431
Jaguar XJ220
#4 of 12
a) Metalflake green body with Malaysia base and gold Pro Circuit 6-Spoke tires
PC6
432
'59 Caddy
#5 of 12
a) Red body with Malaysia base and chrome hub Whiteline Real Rider tires
RR
433
Dodge Viper
#6 of 12
a) White body with blue stripes, Malaysia base and white hub Pro Circuit 6-Spoke tires
b) Red body with black chassis and Lace wheels (Error: Mainline car #210 on TH card)
PC6
LACE

434
'57 Chevy
#7 of 12
a) Metalflake purple body with Malaysia base and chrome hub GoodYear Real Rider tires
GYRR
435
Ferrari 355
#8 of 12
a) White body with Malaysia base and gold 5-Spoke Pro Circuit tires (star)
PC5
436
'58 Corvette
#9 of 12
a) Metalflake grey body with Malaysia base and chrome hub Whiteline Real Rider tires
RR
437
Auburn 852
#10 of 12
a) Metalflake gold body with Malaysia base and gold hub Whiteline Real Rider tires
RR
438
Dodge Ram
#11 of 12
a) Metalflake red body with Malaysia base and chrome hub Real Rider tires
RR
439
'37 Bugatti
#12 of 12
a) Metalflake blue body with Malaysia base and chrome 6-Spoke Pro Circuit tires
PC6
N/A
12-Car Box Set
1996, J.C. Penney
a) 12 individual blister cards in box set
N/A
Collector Tip:
Each 1996 Treasure Hunt was limited to a run of 25,000 (with the exception of the error Viper). Imagine collectors' surprise when they started discovering the red "Treasure Hunt" Viper! It was later confirmed that the card was incorrectly produced for the red Viper as a Treasure Hunt card. It was intended to be a Mainline issue, and it is NOT considered rare, as well over 100,000 were thought to be in circulation.

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

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