When I bought a few cases of Hot Wheels from The Dealer a few years back, this ’56 Hi-Tail Hauler was the car he pulled out to show me that some of the cars were “worth a lot of money!” I’m not sure how much he knew about the values of Hot Wheels, but he did have good taste. The sight of this near-mint blue and yellow Ford F-150 helped seal the deal.
As it turns out, this light blue variation from 1979 is one of the least valuable of the 10 or so versions that were made since the casting’s debut in 1977. But I’m not complaining. I also have the metalflake blue model from 1982.