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 again for the 2003 series and released only in blister card form. The cards were the same as the Mainline version, but with the "Final Run" logo and verbiage added. The 2003 Final Runs are the least-valuable of entire line, garnering very low returns on the secondary.

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
2003 Final Run Series
Wheels
Star Value
1
Rig Wrecker
#1 of 12
a) Red body with "Final Hoist" deco, 2003 Final Run logo on cab and gold Y5 wheels
b) Same as "a", but with 2002 Final Run logo
Y5
Y5
1
1+
2
Ambulance
#2 of 12
a) Yellow/silver body with Final Run logo on doors, chrome base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
3
Mustang GT 1996
#3 of 12
a) Grey body with black interior, Final Run deco on sides and chrome PR5 wheels
PR5
1
4
1970 Dodge Daytona
#4 of 12
a) Red body with Final Run logo on roof, white interior and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
5
Twang Thang
#5 of 12
a) Silver body with orange guitar, Final Run logo on nose and gold PR5 wheels
RR
1
6
Bronco 4-Wheeler
#6 of 12
a) Blue body with black cap, Final Run logo on hood and 5-Spoke Off-Road wheels
5SOR
1
7
Bywayman
#7 of 12
a) Red body with "Junior's Junkyard" deco, amber windows and 5-Spoke Off-Road wheels
5SOR
1
8
'31 Doozie
#8 of 12
a) Grey body with black roof/fenders, skull deco and gold 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
9
Lamborghini Diablo
#9 of 12
a) Red body with Final Run logo on roof, "Lamborghini" deco on sides and PR5 wheels
PR5
1
10
Porsche Carrera
#10 of 12
a) White body with smoke windows, "Carrera" deco and red 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
11
Auburn 852
#11 of 12
a) Pewter/brown body with Final Run logo on trunk and chrome LACE wheels
LACE
1
12
GM Lean Machine
#12 of 12
a) Black/Satin blue body with Final Run logo on rear deck and chrome 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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