NASCAR Diecast Values

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June 19, 2018
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Roger Carl

Top Ten Most Valuable NASCAR Diecast Collectibles

Today"s NASCAR diecast collectorsoften consider the value of their diecast collection. Why? Because buying NASCAR diecast requires a significant investment. Long gone are the days when one could buy a new collectible NASCAR diecast for $19.Buying a new 1:24 NASCAR diecast from Lionel (the current marketer of NASCAR diecast) will set you back $55 for the base ARC model, and nearly $100 or more if you want to purchase the even-more-collectible RCCA Elite model.

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Accordingly, today"s diecast collector ismuch more likely to ask "What is the value of my diecast collection?" Fortunately, this is an easy question to answer. Diecast Registry (www.DiecastRegistry.com) is the leading provider ofracing diecast collection management tools, and their online diecast price guide is the most accurate and complete listing available. Simply add your diecast into your garage, and you willsee the current market value of each diecast in your collection, as well as the overallvalue of your entire diecast collection.The data shown below comes from the Diecast Registry price guide - with their permission of course! Enjoy.

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Most Valuable NASCAR Diecast

Dale Earnhardt Sr.#3 Brooks & Dunn 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo1:24 Action RCCA ElitePrototype

This diecast was never approved for production, and therefore only prototypes exist; 6 prototypes are believed to have been made. When prototypes are included in the searchof the Diecast Registry price guide,this is thesingle most valuable NASCAR diecast,as well asthe most expensive Dale Earnhardt diecast. This rare Dale Earnhardt diecast has a book value of about $4,500.

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Most ValuableRegular-Production Diecast

Dale Earnhardt Sr.#3Daytona 500 Winner1998 Chevy Monte Carlo1:24 Action RCCA EliteGold

When prototype and samplediecastare excluded, the most valuable regular production NASCAR diecast is theDale Earnhardt 1998 Daytona Winner Gold Elite. Only 100 examples of this rareDale Earnhardt diecast exist. Getting your hands on one is very difficult. This NASCAR diecast has a book value of about $2,500.

The remainder of the diecast appearing in this list are regular production diecast. Tolearn the values of more prototypes and samples, please see the www.DiecastRegistry.comdiecast price guide.

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Most ValuableJimmie JohnsonDiecast

Jimmie JohnsonLowe"s 250th Start2003 Chevy Monte Carlo1:24 ActionARC Color Chrome

This diecast diecast commemorates Jimmie Johnson"s 250th NASCAR Cup Series start which took place in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday October 11, 2008. The paint scheme is actually a preview of what the 2009 Lowe"s paint scheme was going to look like, and carries a special decal honoring Johnson"s 250th start on the decklid. This diecast was sold trackside at Charlotte Motor Speedway starting on Thursday October 9th, and quickly sold out... none were available by race day. The book value of thisJimmie Johnson diecastis~ $2,500.

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Most ValuableTeam CaliberDiecast

Mark Martin#6 Valvoline19991:24 Team Caliber Gold Exclusive

When this diecast was released in 1999, it was the lowest production quantity diecast ever made. According to the Diecast Registry website, only 24 cars were made for the Valvoline Big Brothers Big Sisters charity event.You can learn much more about this diecast in the Diecast Registry price guide. The book value of thisrare Mark Martin Team Caliberdiecastis~ $2,100.

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Most ValuableDale EarnhardtSr Diecast

Dale Earnhardt Sr.#3Bass Pro1998 Chevy Monte Carlo1:24 Action RCCA EliteGold

Excluding the above Dale Earnhardt diecast, the next most valuable on his impressive list is this rare example.According to the Diecast Registry website, "One hundred24K Gold Elites were distributed to Bass Pro Shop customers across the country through a Gold Rush Sweepstakes promotion."This rare Dale Earnhardt diecast has a book value of about $1,800.

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Most ValuableNon-Stock-CarDiecast

RCR Richard Childress Racing2001 1:4 Scale Winston Cup Engine - Autograph Series

When we excludestock cars fromour search, we are left with allsorts of interesting NASCAR collectibles such as airplanes, boats,figurines, haulers, helmets, pedal cars, trains, and trucks.Themost valuable in this eclectic group is this RCR enginethat is autographed by Richard Childress, Fred Wagenhals, andDale Earnhardt Sr. This NASCAR engine has a book value of$1,500, and a wholesale value of about $600.

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Most ValuableJeff GordonDiecast

Jeff Gordon #24 Honoring Our Soldiers 20101:24 Action RCCA EliteWhite Gold

At the top of the hill for the most valuable Jeff Gordon NASCAR diecast is this stars & stripes paint scheme he drove in the Coca-Cola 600 to honor American soldiers.In fact, all of the 2010 Honoring Our Soldiers models produced by Action Lionel are in very high demand.ThisJeff Gordondiecast has a book value of about $1,500, and a wholesale value approaching $700.

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Most ValuableDale EarnhardtJr Diecast

Dale Earnhardt Jr.#3Wrangler2010 Chevy Monte Carlo1:24 Action RCCA EliteGold

What"s the most valuable Dale Earnhardt Jr diecast? Currently, the most expensive Dale Earnhardt Jr diecast is the 2010 Wrangler 1:24 RCCA Elite Gold, of which 33 units were produced.According to the Diecast Registry website,Dale Jr drove this paint scheme in the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona Speedwayon Friday July 2nd, 2010. Earnhardt started the race in 5th position and led only 33 laps, but those were the final 33 laps of the race to earn the victoryThisDale Earnhardt Jr diecast currently has a book value of about $1,300, and a wholesale valuejust under$700.

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Most ValuableWinners CircleNASCARDiecast

Jeff Gordon #40 Stanton Challengerwith Youth Photo 19971:64 Winners Circle

The most valuable Winners Circle diecast is also the most valuable1:64 scale diecast made by any manufacturer. This title belongs to therare #40 Stanton Challenger Sprit Car with the card insert containing the Jeff Gordon "youth photo" seen here.A couplehundred are believed to have been produced before Gordon"s camp rejected its release due to the undesirable photo.ThisJeff Gordondiecast has a book value of about $1,000.Interestingly, these pop up on auctions sites from year to year with a $5 buy it now price because most collectors are unaware that this version is different from the mass-produced version.

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Most ValuableKyle BuschDiecast

Kyle Busch #18 Bristol Sweep2010 1:24 Action ARCSet

The most valuable Kyle Busch diecast is also the most valuablemulti car set ofdiecasts ever produced.Thisset of Bristol Sweepdiecast has awholesale value of about $500.While the value of many other diecast appearing in this list is decreasing, the value of this set is INCREASING. Here is a sneak-peak at the diecast value trend chart from the Diecast Registry price guide:

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Most ValuableRichard PettyDiecast

Richard Petty #43 STP 1974 Dodge Charger 2010 1:24 ActionRCCA Elite White Gold

This diecast was produced to commemorate Richard Petty"s Hall of Fame induction. Only 25 units were produced. This diecast has a book value of about $800, and a wholesale value over $350.While this diecast is at the top of the list, the Diecast Registry price guide showsmany other Richard Petty diecast with a market value just below this example. Check it out when you have a chance.

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Most ValuableKevin HarvickDiecast

Kevin Harvick 2010 #2 Tide Pods Truck1:24 ActionWhite Gold

Aside from Harvick"s 2006 Lucky Platinum Elite inserts (of which only two examples were made), this diecast is Kevin Harvick"s most valuable NASCAR diecast. Only 25 units were produced in a beautiful white gold finish. This diecast has a book value of about $750 and a wholesale value of $300.

The 2007 Kevin Harvick Elvis diecast is close, but it is not as expensive as this white goldsupertruck.

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Most ValuableHot WheelsDiecast

Don Prudhomme 1970 The Snake Legends to Life Funny Car

The most valuable Hot Wheels racing diecast produced in the modern era (i.e. post 1989) is this Legends to Life diecast which has a tape-playing base that produces sounds from his famous Snake funny car. This diecast has a book value of about $625, and a wholesale value of $475.