Top 10: Best Diecast Cars to Collect! (1:18 Scale Edition)

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Written By Sam Jackson
I'm Sam Jackson, a dedicated toy collector whose passion covers everything from classic vintage action figures to the latest high-tech toys. I share my journey and insights through Grandcollector.com.

Are you looking for the best Diecast cars to collect? I have made this list of some of the best Diecast cars to collect in the 1:18 scale edition! Here are some of my favorites!

Best Diecast Cars to Collect:

1. 1967 Mustang (Gone in 60 Seconds)

No. 1

With a worldwide gross of over $235 million, Gone in 60 Seconds was the first of its kind and paved the way for countless imitators and video game tributes.

Touchstone Pictures has licensed this fantastic diecast of a gorgeously modified 1967 Shelby GT 500. Look at the fully wired and plumbed Cobra V-8 beneath the custom grille.

The legendary nitrous oxide bottle sits in the trunk, and real Gatorback treaded tires wrap the magnesium rims.

2. 1932 Cadillac V16 Phaeton

No. 2
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Cadillac’s flagship model from 1930 (when it debuted) until 1940 was the V-16 (also called the Cadillac Sixteen).

The V16-powered vehicle was a first for the United States; it was also extremely rare and costly due to its custom-finished chassis.

Our vote for the most aesthetically pleasing automobile ever!

3. 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix Hardtop (Fireball Roberts Edition) 

No. 3
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From 1950 to 1981, Pontiac manufactured the full-size junior series automobile, the Catalina.

The first vehicles to bear the name appeared in 1950 as the Chieftain Eight and the DeLuxe Eight trim levels on hardtop body styles.

The “entry-level” full-size Pontiac was introduced as a distinct model in 1959.

4. 1981 DeLorean DMC 12

No. 4
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For the American market from 1981 to 1983, John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) produced and marketed the rear-engine two-seater sports car known as the DMC DeLorean.

Some people use the DMC pre-production designation DMC-12 to refer to the DeLorean.

However, the DMC-12 moniker was never advertised or promoted with actual production units.

5. 1940 Ford Matte Black Pickup

No. 5
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Possibly the most aesthetically pleasing pickup ever made. Now is your chance to own this rare and collectible 1940 Ford diecast car!

The most eye-catching Ford diecast we’ve ever sold. The teardrop-shaped headlights and embossed Ford logo on the functional trunk lid are just two of the eye-catching features of this matte-black beauty.

The red wheels with the dog dish hubcaps look fantastic with the whitewall balloon tires. The running board is equipped with a spare tire!

6. 1963 Volkswagen Beetle (Monopoly Free Parking)

No. 6

Volkswagen (VW) of Germany produced and marketed its economy car line known as the Beetle (or Volkswagen Type 1) from 1938 until 2003.

It’s a two-door, rear-engine vehicle that seats five people (later, Beetles were limited to four people in some countries).

Hood, Doors, and Trunk are all included in this Diecast toy.

The rear seats fold down to reveal a fully functional, air-cooled, flat-four-cylinder engine, and the interior is decked out in Monopoly colors and graphics.

Rubber Tires That Roll Easily Modifiable Initial Tires.

7. 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

No. 7
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The 911 GT3 with the Touring Package also establishes a high standard for performance, but it does so with the road in mind.

The ingenious aerodynamics allow for outstanding cornering performance without a massive rear wing.

8. 1973 Ford GT40 (Mk.1 Angola)

No. 8
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Ford’s GT40 is a purpose-built, high-performance endurance racing machine.

The “Ford GT” (for Grand Touring) project aimed to compete with Ferrari, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Man’s race from 1960 to 1965, in European long-distance sports car races.

Ford’s GT40 was a victor, taking first place in races from 1966 to 1969.

9. Ferrari SF90 Stradale R&P

No. 9

Italian automaker Ferrari has released the SF90 Stradale (Type F173), a mid-engine PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) sports car.

SF90 celebrates the 90th year of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team, and Stradale translates to “made for the road,” so the two cars share a name.

10. 1950 Chevy Bel Air (Metallic Red w/ White)

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From 1950 to 1975, Chevrolet manufactured a full-size car known as the Bel Air.

From 1950 to 1952, the Chevrolet Bel Air name was used exclusively for two-door hardtops.

Beginning with the 1953 model year, the Bel Air name shifted from designating a specific body style to describing a deluxe package that could be added to various body types.

After U.S. production ceased in 1975, the Bel Air continued with a variety of other trim level designations and had descended from a mid-level trim car to a budget fleet sedan.

The 1981 model year marked the end of Canada’s domestic production for export.

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