$72,000 can buy a lot of die-cast collectible cars. At current retail prices, you could buy one Nissan GT-R for about $72,000, or about 30,000 common die-cast collectible cars. In 1999, a pink prototype 1969 Hot Wheels VW Bus called the Beach Bomb was sold by collector Chris Marshall for that amazing sum. Considering the list price on that vehicle was about 50 cents when new, that's serious markup. While only one Beach Bomb prototype was sold at that price, there are plenty of die-cast car models that can fetch serious money and a professional appraiser can help determine the value.