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
929
Mercedes 540K
#1 of 12
a) Red body, black interior, metal Malaysia chassis
5spk
930
T-Bird Stocker
#2 of 12
a) Blue body, yellow interior, grey Malaysia chassis
5spk
931
'97 Corvette
#3 of 12
a) Purple body, yellow interior, tinted windows, black Thailand chassis
5HO
932
Rigor Motor
#4 of 12
a) Yellow body with black metal Malaysia chassis and gold 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
933
Ferrari 512M
#5 of 12
a) Yellow body with metal Malaysia chassis and 5-Spoke Pro Circuit wheels
b) Same as "a", but with black painted chassis
c) Same as "a", but with 6-Spoke wheels
PC5
PC5
6spk
934
'59 Impala
#6 of 12
a) Purple body, white interior, gold chrome Thailand chassis and gold Lace wheels
LACE
935
Hot Wheels 500
#7 of 12
a) Black body, black interior, metal Malaysia chassis and black 7-Spoke wheels
7spk
936
Jaguar D-Type
#8 of 12
a) Black body, black interior, metal Malaysia chassis and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
937
'32 Ford Delivery
#9 of 12
a) Gold body w/purple fenders, metal Malaysia chassis and gold 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
938
Hot Seat
#10 of 12
a) Translucent body, metal Malaysia chassis and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
939
Mustang Mach I
#11 of 12
a) Green body, black interior, black Malaysia chassis and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
940
Express Lane
#12 of 12
a) Purple body, metal Malaysia chassis and gold 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
N/A
12-Car Box Set
1999, J.C. Penney
a) 12 individual blister cards in box set
N/A
Collector Tip:
It does get repetitive, but 1999's Treasure Hunts were a dissapointing assortment of models, and no Real Riders. The year was culminated by the highly unpopular selections of the Hot Seat and plastic-bodied T-Bird Stocker, along with a few others. However, Mattel apparently heard the outcry from collectors. Changes were on the way...

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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