Today I will be featuring a car that I have seen regularly on the pegs back home in Malaysia two years ago when I just started collecting: 2007 First Editions Chevy Silverado.
Hot Wheels Chevy Silverado (image from southtexasdiecast.com)
The Chevrolet Silverado is a popular pickup truck in America, selling in excess of 800,000 units worldwide yearly. I would imagine the sales figures would be hard for Hot Wheels to replicate since I have seen many of these on the pegs. Hot Wheels have manufactured this model with a motorbike model on the rear trailer in four colours: Dark Orange, Dark Red, Black and Blue.
Over the last two weeks, this First Editions Chevy Silverado has seen a rise in price. The Dark Orange variation was sold for US$6.50 (equivalent to RM20) to US$8.50 (equivalent to RM26), and the Black variation sold for US$5.50 (equivalent to RM16.80). The lowest of which is now equivalent to a majority of regular T-Hunts on the market, and a whopping 500% gain in value from retail price. Not bad for a local peg warmer two years ago, I'd say.
Currently, eBay sellers are selling these starting from US$4.88 and there are active bidders for it on the market.
Do you have a 2007 First Editions Chevy Silverado in your collection? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section!