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I've just bought this car second hand and wondered if anyone can tell me more about it as it was listed as "F1" but I suspect that it is F3 or maybe F3000? It looks like Scalextric issued a whole range of similar team cars so I wondered if they were all from a particular championship or some kind of fantasy livery series?
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Hi Damian,

Can you post some pictures please.

Oh, sorry, I've just checked it on Google and it seems to be a fantasy livery of the first Jordan F1's, the one's with the 7UP sponsorship.

Greets Gert
 

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Fantasy livery on a fantasy car - loosely based on an F1 car of the period. There are loads of different ones, go HERE and check out "team cars" on the cars menu.

It was one of Scalextric's periodic attempts at a generic F1 car that didn't cost them anything in licensing fees.

It is not a Jordan "7-UP" re-livery although the front wing shape is similar. The Jordan was an SCX car and nothing to do with Hornby.
 

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Motor is S-can Mabuchi. It has small traction magnets, so it slides around - not glued to the track like the latest F1s. Still very controllable with magnets removed. The front axle is loose and flops around in the chassis, with resultant noise.

There is another body style that uses the same chassis. Some of the cars seem to be based on F3000, such as the Petrobas livery.

 

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They were the ultra-cheap range when they were released, found a lot in the bottom range sets. Body was one piece moulding with clip in motor and axles a bit like the cars from the 70s.
 
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