The World's Most Expensive Hot Wheel Car
Hot Wheels is celebrating the brand's 40-year heritage at the 105th American International Toy Fair by showing off a custom jeweled 1:64-scale Hot Wheels car, designed by celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills. The one-of-a-kind car is the most expensive in Hot Wheels history and was made to commemorate the production of the 4 billionth Hot Wheels vehicle. The car has more than 2,700 tiny diamonds for a total of nearly 23 carats worth $140,000. The car is cast in 18K white gold detailed with micro pave-set brilliant blue diamonds. Under the hood the engine is decorated with pave-set white and black diamonds. Red rubies are set as the tail lights, while black diamonds and red enamel create the "red line" tires and the custom-made case that houses the jewel-encrusted vehicle also holds 40 individual white diamonds, one each year in the legacy of Hot Wheels. The vehicle was unveiled by Nick Lachey and in late 2008 the car will be auctioned off to benefit Lachey's charity of choice, Big Brothers Big Sisters.