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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone knows of a Slot Car Rarity List.

A list containing aspects such as rarity ratings, 1-10 (10 being extremely rare)

Might even contain collectors comments, country of origin, current value etc..

I`m guessing such a list would be massive .... but not impossible.

p.s In some respects, I guess this collectors corner is one big list.. just not quite sorted.

If not... perhaps I shall start such a list.. After all, I do have a life time in front of me to gather the info required
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QUOTE just to clarify,the one i was thinking about(Bugatti t59) is the race tuned version with the power sledge motor.

The Race Tuned C95 Bugatti does not have a power sledge motor, it has a normal race tuned 'black' motor and differs form the C70 Bugatti by having a swivel guide (G20) similar to the one fitted in the power sledge cars.
The C70 has a similar set up to the junior cars with a flag guide and fixed pick up braids.

There was supposed to be an 'official' Power sledge conversion car and this is believed to exist but I am not sure who owns it.
Very few, perhaps just a couple, Bugattis were supplied in boxes, there are a lot of fakes, I have only ever seen one box that I think was correct.

If we are talking rare Scalextric cars then the CK2 Porsche 904 in 'Mint and still sealed' condition must be the rarest, only one knowing to have survived in this condition.!
Yes Jim, Derek Cooper found one at the NEC Toy Fair a few years ago.
Still the only one known to exist, if anyone else has one I'd love to know, but must be mint and still sealed i.e. never opened and with the instructions decals etc still under the cellophane on the back of the box.

The CK1 in this condition is quite common as a couple of boxful's were found in the back of an old toy shop in France about twenty years ago, along with a couple of boxes of new E5 Aston Marshals cars. (French version)
QUOTE So what does that make the example at the LASCM? ( and darn, I don't have a picture of it in my files... one more to click next time I get up there!)

Be interseting to see if it is MIB Philippe, but I saw Scott by one of these on Ebay a few years ago that was described as MIB but it wasn't! Scott paid quite a lot for it but it had been opened, not sure he realised this though.
QUOTE How do these CK cars actually run? Were they successful at the time, or poor sellers?

They don't run that well! The Cobra isn't to bad being quite wide but the Porsche suffers the same problem as all models of this car, it's just too narrow.
By the numbers of built and partially built cars around I guess they sold a fair number, it's quite a strong car and as it did not run to well all those that were built have mostly survived.

QUOTE Seems like they are not that rare loose... is this one of the cars with the greatest difference in value between an MIB and loose version?

Must be Don, built cars go for about £45 in VG condition (most are, not many mint ones around as they were generally glued together by 12 year olds!) and the one and only sealed new kit has changed hands for well over £2000 just recently. Opened but unbuilt kits seem to fetch around £200 max.

I've had two Cox 2E mag frame cars go through my hands this year, both built cars, so these are around, but never had nor seen an unbuilt kit.

Yes your right Don, the two cars that stand out are the Bugatti (doesn't really matter if it's race tuned or not) and the Mag frame 2E, can't really think of anything that comes close, yes there are rarer cars and rarer variations but these two are the Holy Grail that every one wants to find at a market for a few pounds!
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A lot of people have speculated on which slot cars they think may be worth more in the future, quite a tricky thing to do, if it were easy I'd be a very rich man indeed.
I knew one guy who bought up as many of the blue CV1 Pinkcar Bugattis as he could get his hands on when they first came out thinking they would be as much as the Scalextric ones after a couple of years!
He ended up selling them back to me, when the market for these was suppressed a few years ago, at less than half the purchase price, shame he didn't keep them longer as they are now worth about double that!
Then there was the Ninco Harrods Mclaren, everybody kept them thinking they were rare (they weren't) now they are the least valuable of the releases!
Why?, 'cause none were raced and therefore more have survived than any of the others,

Vanquish MG cars especially the GP cars, who could have predicted their astronomic rise in value.

My tip for the future? Scalextric Moto GP bikes
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QUOTE The one we retained is perfect and came from my own collection, acquired before 1990.

Love to see a picture of that Philippe, it would be interesting to know there are two sealed kits in existence.
(re. Scalextric CK2 Porsche 904)
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