In 1999, Mattel began to "retire" castings by issuing them in one last run and giving them premium paint jobs and wheels. Some castings were obvious choices, but others drew the ire of collectors everywhere. Either way, this set was met with both enthusiasm and discontent, all at once! The reality is, some of these castings never looked better than they did in their Final Run.

The packaging was changed for the 2001 Final Runs, from a premium box-type to a translucent package.

Quoted values are for CARDED examples that are also still in their original clear packaging. Cards less than NM, or missing the box 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
2001 Final Run Series
Wheels
Star Value
1
Mercedes Unimog
#1 of 12
a) Green/orange body with black top and Sawblade hubs on Off-Road Final Run tires
SB
1+
2
'55 Chevy
#2 of 12
a) White/red body with black windows and chrome hub Final Run Real Riders
RR
2-
3
Gulch Stepper
#3 of 12
a) Yellow body with black roof and Sawblade hubs on Off-Road Final Run tires
SB
1
4
Ramp Truck
#4 of 12
a) Metalflake gold body with black ramp, Final Run logo on roof/sides and chrome hub Real Riders
RR
1+
5
GM Ultralite
#5 of 12
a) White/red body with black windows, Final Run logo on rear panels and chrome hub Real Riders
RR
2-
6
Porsche 911
#6 of 12
a) Blue body with black interior, "Final Run" on sides and gold Star Pro Circuit wheels
PC
2
7
Hot Wheels 500
#7 of 12
a) Red/black body with "Going, Going, Gone" deco and chrome hub GoodYear Real Riders
RR
1
8
Recycling Truck
#8 of 12
a) White body with Final Run logo on top of cab and chrome hub Real Riders
RR
1+
9
Radar Ranger
#9 of 12
a) White/burgundy body with Final Run logo on sides and gold hub Pro Circuit wheels
PC
1
10
BMW 850i
#10 of 12
a) Chrome body with smoke windows, black interior and Star Pro Circuit wheels
PC
2-
11
XT-3
#11 of 12
a) Black/red body with smoke canopy, Final Run logo on wing and PR5 wheels
PR5
1
12
Skull Rider
#12 of 12
a) Purple body with "Gots to Go" deco, Final Run logo on hood and PR5 wheels
PR5
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


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