Rare Books and Diecasts
Formula 1 collectors are always on the look out for rare items to add to their collection.
For F1 books, most of the rare books usually deal with Silver Arrows, Ferrari or Ayrton Senna. You can check out my guide and listings at this posting which I will try to keep updated on a regular basis:
Click to view: Rare and Expensive F1 books
Diecast Model cars
Rare diecasts cars can come from all different manufacturers, so its usually the hand built, highly sought after driver/chassis combinations that are rare and command high collector prices. For the average casual collector, I have put together lists of rare Minichamps diecasts which is the most popular mainstream F1 diecast maker and a list of rare Spark F1 race car models. Its probably too hard to put a list together for the other makes. For Hotwheels, the old Ferrari Schumacher 1:18 Elites used to keep good value and the Raikkonen F2007 is also a good car to collect. The rarer Exotos tend to be the Lauda and Regazzoni Ferrari 312T2 (well over US$1000) and the Prost and Mansell Ferrari 641/2 (driver figure version: US$600+).
Click to view: Rare and hard to find Minichamps F1 diecasts
Click to view: Rare and hard to find Spark models