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As you may have gathered, I am a fan of the old Scalextric Porsche 935. It isn't fast (by NSR standards) and it isn't well detailed (by Revell/AutoArt/Fly standards). It does have character and relaxing performance like most Scalextric cars of the period (I should say, I also like the Rover SD1 and BMW CSL. I dont like the TR7, I have 2 and that's enough for me).

My first Porsche 935 cost £3 (paper round wages, thank you) at a Halesowen slot car swap meet nearly 30 years ago (if you went, I apologise, I didn't see you, I was the only person there other then my parents, urging me to hurry up). It still has the broken whale tail but I fitted the missing headlights (eventually) and subsequently bought more.

Last year (blame old age) it occurred to me that it's a good looking car and started buying MORE.

Over the next few days I will try to show you all of my collection individually.
 

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My collection currently stands at 18. Non are mint, 3 are boxed and 1 is running Slot It running gear with PCS wheels, tyres and inserts (spare gold body and butchered chassis) (not Fuchs, sorry Trisha).

The cars are facing the wrong way on my track to the direction I run my cars. They are in order of purchase as best I can remember.
 

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Yes, please, Matthew. Would love to see 'em. Like so many models from yesteryear - Dinky, Corgi, Scalextric, Solido, Jouef and many others - they capture a period of motor racing and car development that excavate memory like nothing else. All abfab.
 

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This red car cost me £5 at a charity stall in a locomotive shed on the Midland Railway Centre (it's a heritage railway hence why I said on) (My stepdad is a big fan of steam trains). If you ever went to the Warley Model Railway exhibition at the NEC you would have seen me looking at every stall for Scalextric cars (well, someone might have been selling them).

It had the crack in the roof when I bought it and both headlight bulbs (BONUS).
 

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The Havoline car was part of Scalextrics X car range of cheaper cars (no lights). This car introduced me to magnatraction (not much help due to a weak magnet) being on a 935 and the plastic 1 piece headlight lense. I bought this from a model shop in Wolverhampton, a 15 minute walk from school, hence our lunchtime visits.
 

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This is one of my favourite cars. It's also the 1st Porsche that is boxed. I bought it 2nd hand from a Models and Hobbies in Wolverhampton with a Scalextric C287 Mk I Escort. I paid for them a few pounds each week and when I had finished paying the displayed price I took them home. The model shops understood paperboy wages were not generous and let me pay for a number of cars this way.
 

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This car is the 2nd to have its box. I did have the identical car with the incorrect roof stripes but the motor mounts broke so I gave it to a friend at the Wolverhampton Slot Car club as I didn't know about getting a replacement at the time. I think I bought this from Graingers in Walsall (dolls house and model shop), i cycled there many times with a friend who fixed my numerous (weekly) punctures, his mom never had 2 teaspoons the same.
 

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Thank you Trisha, I learned early on that running cars around a track without scenery was quite boring to me so I started to acquire scenery as well as cars. My track has more rural scenery these days as I prefer trees to concrete. I hope to get some more model dry stone wall at some point.
 

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I've got 3, but I always hated two things, no three things, they are overscale, the wheels are stupid and the guide is too far back. My brother cut the roof off one of his and it handled much, much better...

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Matthew

Below, a couple of bad examples of walls I made from modelling clay. It's a small project I still haven't finished.

You might like to consider something similar because it's usually a cheaper alternative to the ready-made items from manufacturers. Just a thought...
 

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Riko, theres a person selling repainted 935s with either a Targa or cabriolet roof on Ebay, I am tempted as its something different.

Also on Ebay someone is selling 935s and other older Scalextric cars that have a chrome finish for £80. I suspect the chrome finish may not be by Hornby as the seller is showing them in the current Scalextric crystal box.
 

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Great collection there. There are some nice looking versions of this car.

Isn't this body style actually closer to a 911 Turbo (930) or the 934 RSR? Why did Scalextric call it a 935?

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I've got 3, but I always hated two things, no three things, they are overscale, the wheels are stupid and the guide is too far back. My brother cut the roof off one of his and it handled much, much better...

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I don't think the basic Porsche 911 part of the shell is over-scale. It has some very nice details. The huge flared arches and whale-tail and the silly front wheels just make it look that way. I once converted one to a 911 and it turned out quite well. Unfortunately, they've become collectible and prices are going up now.

The TR7, though, is over-scale everywhere and hopeless for conversion, which is a pity as Scalextric have done a good job with the basic shape.

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The Scalex car in the photos is definitely a Porsche 911 Turbo or a Porsche 934 both of which are developments of the Porsche 911.

Scalex did make an early Porsche 935 which I think was designated Porsche 935/77 and the photo posted by Trisha is a Porsche 935 K3 built by Kremer Racing.
 

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I've just read a source that claims that the early 1976 factory 935s still had the road car headlights. It was at the 1976 Nurburgring 1000km that the headlights were relocated to below the bumper. So Scalextric must have seen the very early 935s, just before the body changed. But the Scalextric car still looks closer to a 911 Turbo to my eye.

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