Toy cars have been much-loved by children for many generations. In fact, many of the toy car collectors we speak to say their childhood memories stimulated their interest to collect model cars later on in life.

As one of the leading international providers of diecast model car valuations, our experts here at Warwick & Warwick are always keen to hear from anyone with a keen interest in antique tin cars, vintage or modern diecast cars.

Having been in business since 1958, our team of experts have seen and handled an enormous variety of collectable toy cars from makers including Corgi, Dinky and Matchbox.

Our model car valuations team can boast more than 50 years’ experience and a reputation that’s second to none, we can be trusted to provide an accurate assessment of how much an individual item or model car collection may be worth.

Diecast model cars from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s always create a large amount of interest when sold in our auction house, so we are always looking to hear from anyone who has a rare model car or high-quality collection to value.

Even some damaged cars can command respectable prices in one of our diecast model auctions because collectors often restore them or use them for spares, so please tell us if you have any items of interest that you may consider selling.

By taking advantage of our free model car valuations service, you will receive free expert advice about the best way to achieve the maximum possible returns on any item – with no obligation to sell.

Although we will give you the option to sell in a public auction or via a private treaty sale, our aim is to help you to make an informed decision; even if that means keeping the cars in your possession to pass on to another generation.

Get the experts in your corner, call 01926 499031 and discuss your diecast model cars today!

Diecast car value guide: The key factors 

As with all collectables, there are several factors which affect diecast car values and it is important to have a basic understanding of these if you’re thinking of requesting a model car valuation.

When assessing your car, the four main factors which our experts look for are:

Manufacturer: High quality productions of highly-detailed cars are usually more expensive to buy in the first place, and remain more valuable as they get older.

Rarity: Diecast models manufactured in limited quantities are obviously of most interest.

Year of production: Older diecast cars are usually harder to find and tend to be of greater value, especially when in pristine condition.

Scale: The most popular car scales are 1:64, 1:24 and 1:18 – although most diecast model car collectors concentrate on the 1:24 scale rather that the smaller or larger versions.

Although prices naturally fluctuate, diecast model car values ultimately depend on what someone is prepared to pay – and an auction can often be the best way to achieve the maximum possible realisation.

How to get free model car valuations

As one of the leading providers of model car valuations, Warwick & Warwick is pleased to offer free help and advice on the best way to sell your collectables.

If you’ve inherited a collection or a piece of family history, you may be wondering: Are old model cars worth anything?

This is a question that our valuation experts are often asked and we are always happy to provide the answer.

To discover the value of an old model car, please get in touch and arrange for a free valuation – you may end up being pleasantly surprised!

Get the experts on your side, send an email to our valuations team or call 01926 499031 today.

Where to get a diecast model car valuation

Here at Warwick & Warwick, we are the leading provider of diecast model car valuations in the UK – and we’re happy to offer free information about current diecast car values or expert advice on the best way to sell your collection.

Whilst we will offer you the chance to sell in one of our public auctions or via a private treaty sale, you will not be under any obligation to sell. After speaking to our experts, you are free to keep the items in your family for another generation.

Whatever you choose to do, our aim is to help you make an informed decision that’s best for you and your circumstances.

Written valuations for probate and insurance purposes are also available upon request.

Get in touch now, email info@warwickandwarwick.com or call 01926 499031 today.

Free valuation roadshows

Warwick & Warwick is the largest auctioneers and valuers of collectables in the UK, holding regional roadshows throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on a regular basis.

At these events, you can meet with our experts, lodge your property for valuation and appraisal and discuss the process of selling at auction or by private treaty sale.

To see when we are next coming to your area, visit our local roadshows page now!

In person at one of our offices

Callers are welcome to visit our Warwick office to request a diecast model cars valuation during normal working hours – 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

Although it is often possible to carry out a valuation on the same day, we advise making an appointment in advance to avoid disappointment.

If required, we can arrange to transport your collection to our offices by courier service in order to take advantage of our professional expertise.

Our Chester accounts office will also be pleased to accept your diecast model cars for transportation to our valuation department in Warwick.

Home Visits

Owners of large and valuable model car collections can arrange for a home visit to take place. We do not charge for this service and can discuss at length the sale procedures available to you.

Contact our model car valuations team

Established in 1958, Warwick & Warwick is proud to be a leading provider of collectable diecast car values, fielding an increasing number of requests for dinky toy valuations and corgi toy valuations.

Boasting a world-class team which is led by senior valuer Richard Beale, our team of toy experts comprises Jill SmithPaul Murray and Ben Griffin, who have more than 50 years’ experience between them.

Having built up an international reputation, they can be trusted to supply fast and accurate model car valuations or any other assistance you may need.

To get the experts on your side and discover how much your diecast model cars are worth, please send us an email or call 01926 499031 today!