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What's a new slot car worth? several of the new car review have had remarks about the cost of resin handbuilt slot cars. This morning I received a Slot Classic RTR Pegaso Spyder for a magazine article, which I will also post here when finished. These are not cheap slot cars cost around £125 from dealers like Sean,but to me they are excellent value for money.

In the one post it was said that Fly may be making Pegaso model slot cars would these be better value for money? (at around £35-unlimited) depending on how many they make? are they a so called limited editions ( to me this must mean very small numbers 100 or less not how many they think they can sell )

If Fly or any other manufacture produced a new slot car then only made around 100 or so RTR of them with the rest of the 400 being kits how much would these go for?

The finish on the Pegaso is much better than on a Fly or other similar model and so is the detail. How many time do you see on Ebay a Slot Classic Factory RTR for sale?

The most beautiful slot model I have ever seen is a resin Ferrari 1957 "Le Mans" sport car, which is currently in the Pendle Slot Racing shop on display, Could Fly or Scalextric or any other company make such a wonderful job of a slot car personally I don't think so.

So is the Pegaso worth the money, to me personally yes, I don't buy many slot car any more as I have far to many already. So when I do they must take my breath away because they are so beautifully made.
 

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Everything has a different worth to different people. Look at e-bay for countless examples.

Buy it if you want and like it, don't if it doesn't light your candle. What you must avoid doing is trying to justify buying toy cars. That way lays madness.

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Resin cars? Wouldn't part with my hard earned for 'em because I have a fear of breaking 'em, the way I drive, er, crash and all. Hell, I moan about fragile missiles from Margate.

Had a chat with that nice man from Maxi Models once, (am I the only one who expected them to bring out a model of the British Leyland 1750 Maxi? Probably.) and he waved his Can Ams under my nose and dispelled many of my fears. But still the doubt remains....

Rail Racer, the Pegaso Z102 is listed in the 2003 Fly catalogue in four different liveries. I suspect that the home market will be on their case now for this one and will not let them forget they've announced it, or dilly-dally on actually producing the little barchetta.
 

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Hmm, driving school cars for those of us wishing to learn how to drive resin slot cars.... and it's a British Leyland car too!




 
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It will be interesting to do a comparasion article when I can get my hands on the Fly Pegaso but I would not hold your breath as may be well into the future.


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Do you race the resin £120-£200 slot cars?

I appreciate beautiful and detailed models, but if its not going to be raced, they would be better making 1/32 scale static models.
 

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I would not say I race the resin ones I have, but they DO all get track time.
I usually gring them out for 'gentlemens evenings' - racing but not all out bust a gut to win stuff, just an easy trawl round the track with some stuff a little out of the ordinary.
 

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QUOTE (astro @ 16 Nov 2003, 04:46 PM)Do you race the resin £120-£200 slot cars?

I appreciate beautiful and detailed models, but if its not going to be raced, they would be better making 1/32 scale static models.
I have to agree... even the best racers crash occasionally and mortals like myself crash a lot more!!!

Personally if I want a static model or am going to spend upwards of £40 I go for 1/43rd scale, plenty of choice, lots of detail (no guides sticking underneath) and it is possible to get then built professionally and still have change from less than £200.... Besides which 1/43rd models take up a lot less space...
 
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Yes I do, race them unless like the Slot Classic Mercedes I was sent they are pre-production or pre series as is stamped on the underneath. I am planing to use the Pegaso as a race car after I have had the pictures done.


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This brings up another question, do you race a historically important car? in rail racing the answer is yes. What is Walkden Fisher Mercedes worth or any of the other original rail cars raced,
much more than any new resin slot car.

Should irreplaceable car be raced hard?


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Interesting thread, more so as the Classic Adelaide rally is due to start. If you have qualms about driving or racing a car worth several hundred Euro/pounds etc, would you race a 1:1 scale vintage Ferrari, Jaguar D Type or GT40?

Well some owners are. The list of entries, at Classic Adelaide entries, has a pair of D Types, a Lister, two very rare 1950's Mercedes and others. If you think its a gentle parade, Sir Jack Brabham had an almighty crash at speed in a Ferrari (or was it an Aston Martin) in a previous rally -- have no doubt, these classics are raced.

So back to the thread, like Swiss my resin cars get track time for the same reason the owners enter Classic Adelaide -- these cars are meant for the track. I don't race them but I do drive them.

Just like these ones will be in Adelaide ...

Paul Vestey's $2 million 1959 Ferrari 250California Competition Spyder

British enthusiast Martin Colvill is driving his magnificent ex-John Wyer Automotive, ex-Le Mans 1965 Ford GT40

Nick Linney's 1959 'Knobbly' Lister Jaguar
 

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Good point 550rs, about the racing of priceless classic 1:1 cars, and I am glad to hear some of those beautiful resin ones are getting track time


Still - personally I wouldn't have the nerve to race em', but they are objects of tremendous desire!
 

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I only have two expensive RTR resin cars but I have some that I have built (which were not cheap either) and they all get run alot. Do I race them? Well.... I think Swiss's description "Gentlemans races" is apt. I don't let people drive them who are crazy, I don't take them to do or die club races or do things with them that will invariably lead to disaster and they have held up quite well. Yes, by all means buy diecasts if you don't want to risk them but they really aren't made of glass.

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Slotcars are built to be raced - even if they are resine-models. As I'm also racing in 1/24 - there are lot's of cars only available in resine! They are raced, but they are more durable than you would expect! Depending on the body you might deslot a couple of times an hit a concrete wall or floor before the body cracks!
And don't worry about expensive 1/32 rtr-resine-slotcars - proper built 1/24-cars with metal chassis are about 100£ just material costs - if you're using a Plafit full racing and all the accessories necessary to build a nice car...
But it's fun to build and much more fun to race these cars!
The most expensive car I own and race is a rare 1968 Carrera 124 Ferrari Dino with original racing chassis and a super 16D - even after 35 years this car has no body cracks or missing parts! But don't ask the value of that car - Swiss knows how it's rated
The only problem is to get spares for the motor...
 
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Thomas, is right slot cars are built to be raced.

Any of the beautiful proxy cars Russell builds are worth far more than nearly any resin car.

Resin slot cars are very strong and hard to damage, the restored Walkden Fisher rail car has a resin body and has been crash many times at speed and still looks good.

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The only Resin cars i have in my collection are models of cars not made by a RTR manufacturere that i realy like. i.e. MG 6R4 by Team Slot.

Do i race them - no - do i put them on a track and have a laugh - yes.

All the replies in this thread are interesting, in the end i think it comes down to collecting or racing.

I have RTR special editions, limited editions, rare one offs, colour variations etc, etc. they cost me a lot more (in some cases) than a brand new Resin car, but there is no way i would race them!

I hava a seperate selection of cars i race and they are not in the showcases!

Why don't i buy 1:43 models of the same cars - i collect slotcars!

(that said i do have a 1:43 model bus with Scalextric printed on the side, but that's just me being a sad nutter!)

Each to their own.

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...if you're interested in resine-cars which may be raced, look here
Phoenix-Racecars
Pit is one of the best resine-caters I know - his level reaches the level of fisher in California! Just if you know there work...

...1/24 slotcar Jaguar XK120

...1/24 slotcar Jaguar C-type 1954

...1/24 slotcar Jaguar D-type 1956

...1/24 slotcar Ferrari TRI 1962

...1/24 slotcar Chaparral 1 1962
These are real slotcars! And lot's of fun to drive them! I had a Chaparral 1 from Phoenix with Sakatsu-chassis till last year, just sold to an other slotracer who has more time to race it!
 
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Hi Thomas,
I want one does he sell finished cars? I want a Ferrari TR 1962.

how much are they?

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