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QUOTE You could argue that this set is the forerunner of digital slot car racing with all those gadgets!
I can think of only one person who might do that.
A very nice example of the set, though I wouldn't want one even if given to me and hardly anyone did when they were current production.
Collectors are such odd people - if this toy was commonly available at ten bucks, no one would want it now either . . .
 

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Expensive indeed but not suprising, that is one good condition set, bound for a collector and suitable for a museum for sure.

Nice link Moped - thanks!
 

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Its nice and I really like the set. Howver, if I was going to spend that sort of money - would rather it in better condition or save and spend a bit more to get mint (or as good as).

Hell, if you have that sort of money to blow on slots (in one go), whats a few more quid?

I'm sure I recall seeing a set a while back in better condition and cheaper (abit) - which at the time looked like a real prize find.

Oh, if there was a set for really cheap $10 set which offered the fun of the JB set. Hell, i'd pick one up...
Those old sixties Scalextric cars are fun to drive, even today IMHO.
 

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Meco, if someone offers to give you a Bond set for nothing, be a good chap, and grab it. I know Jexy1 would very much like one. Mind you, now you mention it, he is a bit odd


Still a bargain compared to that Mk1 Escort from a couple of weeks ago


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The thing is, if any of you had one, you wouldn't dare play with it in case of reducing its value. If you did play with it, you would get bored useless just as quickly as the few people did who bought them in the first place! Then you would realise you had all this money tied up in something that was giving no pleasure to anyone, least of all yourself. So you would sell it, hopefully for a small profit, but that would not be guaranteed. And then you would see it on Ebay a few months later and want to buy it all over again!
There's nowt so queer as folk!
 

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here 3.9 how many do you think our JB has?

do you think as many as the E5 Marshal car?

Mope, you might want to email me sometime I might be able to get you a free pass to land of the nerves

Cant say anything online tho

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Rich, mostly because they were considered to be fairly crappy cars, even at the time. They were bought on the limited life strength of a James Bond wave, rather than as decent slot cars and that's why they didn't sell very well.
We do all like slot racing, but think of all the really good cars you could get for that money!

Good grief!

I only JUST bothered to look at the price - madness.
Everything I said before should now be in capitals and emboldened, but I now need to go to the bathroom in a hurry!
 

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I do remember reading a long time ago about it, that the Aston was much quicker than the merc due to very differing guides. I suppose you're right. old scaley cars really were quite shockingly engineered as well- I've often wondered who lthe rocket scientist was who said "let's get rid of a load of weight at the bottom of the car..." even so, that aston is pretty.
 
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