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#1 OFFLINE   Jon Mopar

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:18 PM

Thought I would get some 2nd opinions from you guys.. I'm looking at a Hwy 61 Challenger Concept (2006) an acquaintance is selling. Made for the Mopars at the Strip carshow, so it has their logo on the roof and is 1 or 100. Otherwise it's a normal Chally....the concept challengers aren't nearly as preferred as production versions. My Q is this: Does minor stuff like this honestly do anything to the value??? Im intrigued by the rarity, as Mopars at the Strip is a good show, otherwise I wouldn't give this car a 2nd look. Normally a hwy 61 Challenger concept would be between $29-45ish, but am not sure what a good offer on this would be. I haven't found another like it.

thanks for any advice

Edited by Jon Mopar, 14 March 2011 - 01:35 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

I wouldn't think so even though the Mopars on the Strip is one of the biggest shows for Mopar nuts.  I wouldn't pay top dollar for it, I just don't see that big of a resale value for it.  Just look at the stuff from the Mopar Nats they they haven't sold yet:  http://www.moparnats.org/DieCast.htm

However, if you can get it at the going rates for the Challenger Concepts, and you like it - I'd say go for it!!!

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

I would be shocked if any of the Highway 61 Challengers have any real collector value. There are so many of the original concept cars still on shelves!
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

thanks for the advice guys.....confirms my suspicions. A Run of the mill diecast w/limited ed. marking is still a run-of-the-mill diecast. I had Maisto's version, managed to sell if for decent money before the production version hit the market. Was glad I did, because they're not worth much
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:00 PM

I think 70-71 Challenger got a better value; look for the limited editions, like Mr. Norm, or nice T/A, or rare colors.

Anyway when you want to sell it, it's often another story, no one want to pay; it's hard to find serious buyers who got some money in their wallet.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:32 PM

View PostJon Mopar, on 14 March 2011 - 04:38 PM, said:

thanks for the advice guys.....confirms my suspicions. A Run of the mill diecast w/limited ed. marking is still a run-of-the-mill diecast. I had Maisto's version, managed to sell if for decent money before the production version hit the market. Was glad I did, because they're not worth much

 :bawling: They still sold at Sam's this past Christmas for $11.88! Of course they would not bring much.

As for your original question, unless it was made by Diecast Promotion themselves and the packaging was special and it had a certificate, I would venture to say that it is not worth more than the base model.
I wouldn't pay more then the base model goes for.   :hope:

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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