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Hi,heres a 1951 Italian made "AUTO STOP"set made for bars & public places. Its a non electric slot car set. The 2 cars are 1/40th scale metal bodied Maserati 8s. The cars were made by Mercury in 1947. Both the set & cars were made in Torino Italy. There is a clear plastic triangle box with alot of small different colored balls inside the set. You 1st must fill out a ticket. You pull the lever on the right & the 2 cars race down the metal track releasing 1 ball into the clear compartment in front & then into a metal box under the track. You then win different prizes depending on the color combination of the balls you get. So a score # 100- bar of dark chocolate,# 50- ganduja,# 50-favorite liqueur,#80-ganduja giants,# 11-bags of candy,5-dark chocolate tablets,& finally # 4-large box of chocolate. Great prizes !
The other side of the set has 2 doors 1 for collecting the small metal tray which received the small different colored balls & the other for just getting into the set. The set is 22 inches long & 13 inches high. Its a very rare set.
Thanks & enjoy the photos,Bernard
 

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Hi,which ever car wins has no bearing on the release of the balls.Its the different color combinations of the balls released that determine what candy prize one wins. Each time you pull the lever both Maserats race to the bottom releasing 1 colored plastic ball at a time. Thanks,Bernard
 

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HI Bernard

Another great find.

Obviously it needs to be redesigned so that the car that wins determines the type and number of balls you get. Then we would have patrons trying to get an "unfair advantage" by surreptitiously lubricating one of the cars or putting grease on the runway to slow the other one down .. and we would be off to the races!!


Looking forward to the next one! Keep them coming Bernard.

all my very best,

Charles
 
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