NASCAR Diecast Cars Buying Guide


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NASCAR Diecast Cars Buying Guide


NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the U.S. The high speeds, strong personalities, and spectacular wins make it a thrilling sport to watch. Whether you're buying a toy for a special child or are a super-fan building your own collection, eBay has a huge variety of NASCAR diecast cars to help you stay in the action and move into the winner's circle.

Discover Favorite NASCAR Drivers


Discover Favorite NASCAR Drivers

One of the best parts of NASCAR is following your favorite driver and their team as they compete. Collecting the different NASCAR diecast cars raced by your favorite driver is a great way to get started.

  • Dale Earnhardt Sr.: The famous “Man in Black” died tragically during the 2001 Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt is a hallmark of NASCAR, and a legend in the industry.    

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. #8: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sponsored by Budweiser and drives for team owner Theresa Earnhardt, widow of Earnhardt Sr. Winning his first title in 1998 made the Earnhardt family the first three-generation NASCAR championship family, beginning with Ralph Earnhardt.    

  • Jeff Gordon #24: Jeff Gordon drives for DuPont and team owner Rick Hendrick. He won the Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year award in 1993.    

  • Jeff Burton #31: Jeff Burton drives for Cingular Wireless and team owner Richard Childress. In 1994, Burton won two top-five finishes and three top-ten finishes earning him the Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year award.    

  • Kevin Harvick #29: Kevin Harvick races for GM Goodwrench and team owner Richard Childress. Harvick has been racing since he was a child and in 1998 won the Winston West Series after winning five races that season.    

  • Mark Martin #6: Mark Martin is sponsored by Viagra and drives for team owner Jack Roush. After a series of changing owners, Martin had a string of 10 top-ten finishes that ended in 2001.

  • Tony Stewart #20: Tony Stewart is sponsored by Home Depot and drives for team owner Joe Gibbs. Stewart worked his way up from racing go-karts, to 3/4 midget sprints, then in 1998 won Rookie of the Year in the Busch Series.    

  • Bobby Labonte #18: Bobby Labonte races for Interstate Batteries and team owner Joe Gibbs. In 2000, he won the NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship with 24 top-ten finishes and four wins.

Diecast cars celebrating many other NASCAR greats, both past and present, can also be found on eBay including: Ernie Irvan, Jerry Nadeau, Jimmie Johnson, Johnny Benson, Ken Schrader, Ward Burton, Ryan Newman, Casey Atwood, Bill Elliot, Bobby Hamilton, Dale Jarrett, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Green, Jeremy Mayfield, Jimmy Spencer, Kenny Wallace, Kyle Petty, Richard Petty, Matt Kenseth, Michael Waltrip, Mike Skinner, Ricky Rudd, Robby Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Sterling Marlin, Steve Park, and Terry Labonte.


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Collect NASCAR Diecast Cars


Collect NASCAR Diecast Cars

Whether you’re starting or building your NASCAR diecast car collection, you’ll want to stay focused on your favorites, learn the lingo to help you evaluate cars, research the value of the cars, and maintain your cars for the future.

Start a NASCAR diecast car collection

When first building out your collection, it’s a good idea to pick a focus. Choose a favorite driver, scale, or sponsor. If you’re a fan of Jeff Gordon, try to find his car in different scales. If you like the design of GM Goodwrench cars, try to collect all the different cars and drivers that they sponsor. Promotional or collector cars can also provide an interesting focus, since they cover a wide variety of interests.

Learn NASCAR diecast car lingo

NASCAR diecast cars have their own unique terms, which can help you determine additional information about the cars.

  • MFG: Stands for manufacturer. Action, Brookfield, RCCA, Revell, Team Caliber, Winner’s Circle, and Hot Wheels all manufacturer NASCAR merchandise.

  • Scale: Scale represents the proportion of the model in comparison to the original. 1/64 is the smallest size and measures about 3 inches long. 1/24 is the most common scale available and the cars measure about 8 inches long. 1/18 scale is the largest and offers the best detail, but this size prevents many people from collecting it.

  • H/O: Hood Open. The model has a hood that can open.

  • B/W: Black Window. The interior cannot be seen.

  • C/W: Clear Window. The interior of the car can be seen. Most cars are C/W unless obviously stated that they are B/W.

Value NASCAR diecast cars

Keeping up on the price of NASCAR collectibles is essential to being an informed collector. eBay is a great place to see what items are selling for and how hot demand is for certain items. If you find a piece that seems too good to be true, investigate and ask the seller questions.

Price guides like Beckett Racing Collectibles and Die-Cast Price Guide will also list values and often have articles and information about the state of the hobby in general.

Maintain and protect your NASCAR diecast cars

Protecting your collection is an important part of the hobby. Hard plastic and glass display cases for NASCAR diecast cars of all scales are available. Many cases are built for specific drivers and feature graphics that are complementary to their cars.

Keep your collection out of direct sunlight, which can damage the finish. Also avoid storing your collection somewhere with high temperature changes. These can warp or damage the finish, or the car itself. Highly humid locations should be avoided for the same reason.

If you have a large collection, ask your insurance agent about coverage for your collection, which may be affordable and can help you rebuild a collection if tragedy strikes.


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Find NASCAR Diecast Cars on eBay


Find NASCAR Diecast Cars on eBay

Once you know what type of NASCAR diecast cars you want, go to the Toys & Hobbies portal, click Diecast, Toy Vehicles, then Cars, Trucks-Diecast, then NASCAR, and start searching for item listings on eBay.

  • Categories: The Categories list on the left side of each page will help you narrow down your listings by item type. You'll find links for Action/Revell, Racing Champions, and more. As you dig deeper into the site, you'll be able to further narrow down listings by selecting specific drivers.

  • Product Finder: Use the drop-down menus on the Diecast, Toy Vehicles Finder to quickly narrow down item listings by Brand, Vehicle Type, Material, and Scale.

  • Keyword search: Search eBay listing titles for specific words. For example, if you want to find a Rusty Wallace car, type "Rusty Wallace" (without quotation marks) into the Search box. Click "Search title and description" to expand your results. Visit eBay's Search Tips page for more tips on searching with keywords.

If you can't find exactly what you want, try shopping eBay Stores, tell the eBay Community what you want by creating a post on Want It Now, or save a search on My eBay and eBay will email you when a match becomes available.

eBay Toy Finder can also help you find hot and award-winning toys appropriate for kids of any age.


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Buy NASCAR Diecast Cars With Confidence


Buy NASCAR Diecast Cars With Confidence

Before making your purchase, make sure you know exactly what you're buying, research your seller, and understand how eBay and PayPal protect you.

Know your purchase

Carefully read the details in item listings.

  • Figure delivery costs into your final price. If you spend a lot of money, make sure the seller will insure the item when it ships.

  • If you want more information, ask by clicking the "Ask seller a question" link under the seller's profile.

  • Always make sure to complete your transaction on eBay (with a bid, Buy It Now, or Best Offer). Transactions conducted outside of eBay are not covered by eBay protection programs.

  • Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram. These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

Know your seller

Research your seller so you feel positive and secure about every transaction.

  • What is the seller's Feedback rating? How many transactions have they completed? What percentage of positive responses do they have?

  • What do buyers say in their Feedback? Did the seller receive praise?

  • Most top eBay sellers operate like retail stores and have return policies. Do they offer a money-back guarantee? What are the terms and conditions?

Buyer protection

In the unlikely event that a problem arises during your transaction, eBay and PayPal are there for you.

  • Pay safely with PayPal: PayPal enables you to pay without the seller ever seeing your bank account or credit card numbers. In fact, PayPal protects buyers 100% against unauthorized payments from their accounts. Plus, with PayPal Buyer Protection, your purchase can be covered up to $1,000.

  • eBay Security & Resolution Center: Visit the Security & Resolution Center to learn how to protect your account and use eBay's quick and efficient resolution tools.


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