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Hi,heres an unusual set by the German company Uniropa. Its another Jouef set produced for the German market. It has a Ferrari & a Lotus,both in 1/40th scale. Its like the Egger set i put on this blog earlier. I also have an HO scale set made by Uniropa. Enjoy,Bernard
 

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Hi,

to be more exact, Uniropa wasn't a German company, but just a brand name of "Quelle" a German department store, as you can guess from that "Q" in the low left corner..


Quelle, in the 60s, sold under the name "Uniropa", some Jouef sets, but not Egger..in theory, if you look at the underside of the cars, you should read "Jouef" or "Jouef for Playcraft", and that means that material was produced in France and later sold in Germany in a different box ..it's a quite common set in Germany, a lot more common than the other H0 set branded under the same name and that for someone was produced in Switzerland, for some others in Hong Kong..

Also, for what is in my knowledge, these sets weren't sold in the stores but you had to place an order and receive them later by mail..

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You can date your lovely set to between 1966 & 1968 Bernard.
Cars have chrome wheels , throttle wiring & power base track piece suggests this date.
Sounds daft, but what interests me is the race number on the Lotus. Never seen a no.56.
The first (wingless) version of the Lotus was the best F1 car Jouef ever produced.
Looks like someone has recently put replacement silicone tyres on the rears?
Cheers,
Kev



Type 1 green (yellow stripe denotes UK Champion Motor Racing by Playcraft) .The "looping" version was also a type 1.
Type 2 (yellow). Rarest Lotus because of it`s very short production run.
Type 3 (red). The most common Jouef Lotus.

 

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Nice set Bernard, also like those cars Kev, thanks for sharing.

I'm pretty new to slots, but that's the first time I've noticed the race numbers appear to be 'upside down'


Is this common with some slotcars


Cheers, Billy
 

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Jouef Formula 1 slotcars were normally supplied with three number roundels already attached Billy,one on the nose & one either side of the body. Only rarely did you have to put them on yourself, & Bernards two could be an example of that, or else it could just be the case the numbers have fallen off over the years & have been re-applied upside down!

Talking of decals, the Jouef Ferrari F1 (Bernards red no60 ) cars normally had one "prancing horse" decal applied on the left side of the body. Their Ferrari 250 GTO had one "prancing horse" decal fitted on the right wing. Bit cheap-skate not putting the logo on both sides!

Cheers,
Kev.
 
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