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Hi,

I love the group c cars from slot-it and would love to add some of these to my collection, but hate the fact that I have seemingly missed the boat on some of the best models. As I would like to race these (carefully) I am not going to break the bank by spending 80- 90 pounds on a car jsut for racing.

I appreciate the quality of these cars and would be prepared to spend 50-60 pounds. I have seen that the Newman Porsche has been rereleased (ok slightly different car but virtually looks the same as the original limited edition) and wondered if more are going to be released. There is such a big market for these looking at the prices people are paying and would love an opportunity for new slotters to be able to purchase these lovwly cars again....
 

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Are you a collector or a racer? The collector market relies on the fact that there is greater demand than there is supply. Hence the price for these cars is well above retail. Re-release the same livery and the collector market falls over. Lots of current slotits if you just want to race some. If you want a specific livery that is no longer made then you pay the price.

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You could try joining the NSCC and going to a swapmeet. You can usually find older slot.it cars there from the various sellers, and usually at sensible prices.
 

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I was in a similar position about 18 months ago, wishing id bought the Slot it group c,s . All i did was sold of my ninco collection and as stated above started by buying all the currant modals. If youre patient you can pick off most the older ones for the £50-£60 you mention. Im now upto around 40 cars all of which i use and have no regrets. Without doubt the best allround slot cars money can buy.

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I appreciate that there is value in the collectors market, but there is no way I am going to let one of my friends race a £120 slot-it.


I wouldnt mind if older cars were rereleased as version 2 etc.. at least that way the collectors keep the value in having an original and the people who want the car to race have the opportunity to buy it. As long as slot-it sell enough of the new versions to warrant making them, then its win win all round :)
 

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Not sure the owners of the earlier Limited Editions would see it that way. If you are the purchaser of a limited release model and bought it for that very reason then you have every right to expect it to stay that way.

There are plenty of good Group C Slot.its out there at very reasonable prices. You don't have to have an original New Man Porsche or Kouros Mercedes to enjoy racing them. Incidentally I've bought both the cars I just mentioned in the last 12 months and neither cost more than £70, you just have to be patient.
 

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Just keep looking and be patient, i've picked up quite a few of the older cars including the Kouros Sauber, the Canon Porsche, the Boss Porsche etc for within or less than the money you want to pay. The only one i really want now is the white Blaupunkt 1988 car. None of these were mint sealed etc but lightly raced and so in great condition.
There is a Jagermeister 962 due later this year, so that should negate the need to find the Jagermeister 956, plus a new Lancia LC2, the Taka Q Toyota from 1988, a 1986 non branded Silk Cut Jaguar.
 

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I might have a raced version of that white blaupunkt 962 if you are interested, it doesn't go that well around our track so it was consigned to the parts box a long while ago...
 
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