Posted 8 years ago
This is what I found about this Red Baron Hot Wheel. It says on the bottom: Stamped Hot Wheels Vintage, Red Baron, Mattel Inc 1969, and China. This is what I have found researching this Hot Wheel.
1970 Red Baron with White Interior. With less than 10 known to exist, this is a truly rare piece. Value: $3,000+ loose.
Unfortunately, Mattel only produced this Hot Wheels car as a prototype and never actually released it to the public. So, only ten of them exist in the world today. But, it does have a pretty interesting back-story. It was inspired by the Red Baron World War I plane and featured a German helmet in place of a roof, a pair of machine guns, and a white plastic interior. Had it hit stores, it would be much, much higher on this list than it is today. These are also prototypes with a black base and no decal on the helmet.
Other websites I've read say the real original were made in Hong Kong, Is that true? Any information on this Red Baron will be helpful.
Thank you for your time,