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Hi, a neighbor gave me these the other day. I do not know much about slot cars. Can anyone tell me about them. Maker, Brand, Year of Make, Scale...etc.

I was also wondering about the bodies. They look like two dirt track bodies and a Lancia Statros body.

Are they worth anything or just junk??

Thanks for the help.






 

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These are Womp Womp cars by Parma. They aren't worth much $20-$30 each. With good tires they run great, and we have been cutting and adding length to these "streched womps" for using under 1/24 model kit conversions though they were actually 1/32 scale .
 

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The Womp Womps were actually introduced back in the 70s and as far as I know they are still made. It's really a 1/32 car that's 1/24 wide - just made as a fun, cheap class to help commercial raceways survive and give slot racers an alternative to the more expensive, technical models that were generally available then.

As Gar says above, they're often cut up and modified for other uses, including "Slot Stox" in England (somewhere between stock car and demolition derby racing).

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Womp Womps are still made, although the modern ones have two sets of front axle holes (to give a choice of two different wheelbases)
Parma list a new RTR Womp Womp for USD$ 31.49, so 30 bucks sounds a bit much for a used one.
There have been plated steel and brass versions - the ones in the photo look like steel. There is also the "home set" chassis- essentially the same thing with the wheels narrower.

Not sure if the motor in the photo is original. I've only seen them with can end drive Parma 16d motors but maybe they were fitted with other motors in the early days.

Not sure about run great - depends what you compare them with - for a few dollars more Parma will sell you something that goes much better.
 

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Thanks guys for the info. Any idea on what the car body is?

Is there an easy way to test the cars to see if they still run?
 
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