A new collectible toy car, by Hot Wheels, has just arrived in our collection. This vintage diecast car comes in a bold combination of colors and first appeared in 2012 in the Muscle Mania Series.
The'68 Mercury Cougar has an elegant design, being one of the classics in both the auto industry, but also the Hot Wheels toy car collection.
Although presenting some signs of age, this rare collectible item will definitely be a small treasure for any vintage collector.
Our Hot Wheels and Vintage Cars Collection
As we're vintage cars enthusiasts ourselves, our collection of vintage cars, trucks and similar products is quite extensive. On top of hundreds of Hot Wheels models, we'll introduce you to other vintage cars that we have saved and restored to their original qualities and good looks. Are you a Hot Wheeler? Check out the entire collection.
Why choose vintage pieces
When investing in vintage pieces, you're investing in something that will only grow in value, and that you know is of high quality.
Hot Wheels is a brand of die-cast toy cars introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997 when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have since licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made available.
For its 40th Anniversary in 2008, Hot Wheels celebrated the making of its four billionth car with the production of a diamond-studded model worth US$140,000. It had 2700 diamond chips, a total of almost 23 karats, and was cast in white gold, with rubies serving as taillights.
Mattel, Inc. is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California. The products and brands it produces include Fisher-Price, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High, Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Masters of the Universe, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, and WWE. In the early 1980s, Mattel produced video game systems, under its own brands and under license from Nintendo. The company has a presence in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 countries. The company operates through three business segments: North America, international, and American Girl. It is the world's second-largest toymaker in terms of revenue, after The Lego Group. In 2014, it ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 list. On January 17, 2017, Mattel named former Google executive Margo Georgiadis as CEO. Georgiadis stepped down as CEO of Mattel on April 19, 2018. Her last day was on April 26, 2018. Ynon Kreiz is now the new CEO of Mattel.
The name Mattel is a portmanteau of Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler, two of the company's founders.
All you need to know about Vintage Radar
From our collection of vintages and antiques, only the best pieces make it through our selection for this platform. Our goal is to locate the finest vintage pieces and reclaim their original, timeless beauty.
The process behind our brand is a complex one: restoring antique and vintage pieces, making them look flawless, carefully reconstructing what is broken and capturing them as accurately as possible so that these articles get a chance to a second story.
The age, the brand and all the work behind every product, are all reflected in the price of our items. You can read more about the story behind our brandhere.
Our vintage watches are extensively verified by local watchmakers that we work with. Any repairs needed are done by professionals, so rest assured, all the watches are in perfect working condition. They are additionally checked for another 24 hours, once the order is placed, before shipping.
The pieces we sell are vintage, so they may present marks of the passage of time. Make sure you have a close look at the photos of each product. We try to capture them as accurately as possible. Colors may differ slightly.
We offertwo types of shipping: Free shipping (without tracking number) and Shipping with Tracking Number (20 EUR for the majority of our products).
The items can be shipped worldwide, from Romania.
We advise that you provide your phone number when entering the shipping address so that the post office can contact you if necessary, once the package arrives.
All payments are securely processed through Paypal Express Checkout, which accepts all major credit card networks (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover). All processing fees are included in the price of the product, no extra taxes will apply.