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I`ve been collecting long enough to know which cars are rare but my question is more personal. Which car are you searching for that perhaps the guys here can help you find. So what have you been trying to add to your collection but just cannot pin one down?

For me it`s the older SCX 6 wheeled Tyrell, boxed and mint. I see a few at swapmeets etc but I want one in mint condition. I saw one at Seans a couple of years ago for £85 and didn`t get it, fool that I am. What about you guys? Anyone rich enough to be seeking that Scalextric blue Bugatti or an Auto Union
 

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My personal 'Eleanor' is the Gaugemaster Series Marcos. The last to complete the set.

I have won two on Ebay and both have never arrived although I paid for the damn things. Both from the States which is a shame because I won't risk unknown purchses in the States anymore.

I found one on the Net in a shop once and left it until I got back from holiday to Order - yep! It had gone.
 

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Anni Mini, Matra Simca MS 670 #15 1972
FLY, Porsche 911 GT1-98 Mobil #26 1998 (A71)
Hobby Classic CL-10, Citroën DS19 #176

Of course in mint condition...

Kind regards // Richard
 

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Holly Grails:

Scalextric:

Prototype MG lolas - sold on Ebay for red nose day/Children in Need - bid high but a guy in Aus beet me, saw it for sale on Ebay a while back for even more money - not worth it for an individual but OK for Charity.

The metalic Blue and green MG Metro's mock up's or one offs (see SlotCarPortal)

Rover 3.5l - the one shown in Roger's book from some ROver event or newspaper event in the 80's - never seen one in the flesh even the photo in the book looks third hand.

James Bond cars - not the set just the cars - too expensive.

Jaguar XJ220 - red - 1999 range presentation car (C2228)

Ford Escort XR3i - Light blue - NSCC LE (C307)

Porsche 911 GT1 - Yellow no.46 (C2139)

Ford Focus - Silver Argos only RS no.6 - (C2380WA)

Others:

Monogram MGA slot car - too expensive

All the Miticos cars! - too many and too expensive, but really good.

With the exception of the one offs i could buy them all with enough money!
(Sadly lacking, Scott keeps spending it!)

Gareth
 

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Not so much these days - I used to have a huge list, but there are either resin or fibreglass copies of most of the cars that were on that available nowadays (and I'd rather make / build them myself than have a poorly realised 60's RTR)

I would quite like a few of the early Slot Classic cars however as I picked up on them quite late (they seemed expensive to me at the time!) - the first Pegaso's, the Alfa Monoposto's, the BMW and the Ferrari 335 would all tempt me, but the prices are just silly now (An unpainted kit of the first Pegaso reached over £200 on e-bay the other week.....)

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My Eleanor sounds quite boring compared to yours!!

Im after the C76 FWD mini in black, yes the Oz version...........

EDIT: Jonny S, what colour are you after???
 

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Being in the States, I would like to complete my collection of Aurora American Classics. There were 8 of them, the GTO, GT40, Mustang, Cobra, Chaparral, Comet, Corvair and Barracuda. They came in four colors, red, white, blue and yellow. The red and blue had silver stripes on them, while the white and yellow had red stripes. They all had an American flag on the each door.

I have the GTO in all 4 colors, the Mustang in red and the GT40 in white. I am missing the other 5 all together.

They aren't the fastest cars, but man are they fun to drive!

Unfortunately, if I could find them, it would probably bankrupt me to buy them!

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I have got my "holy grail" right beside me

It´s a Slot Real Car - Porsche 917LH #17. It´s a beautiful car, but not straight out of the box! It took a lot of modification and painting before it looked and ran just right.
But I have got to get me a Slot Classic Ferrari 250 GT SWB one of these days


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Again not the most exciting car but I would love get a Xenomotion LMP Panoz made by Carrera. Not the prettiest of cars for sure but I have a big collection of everthing Aliens (films, books, models etc) so this car would make a good addition to both my Aliens collection and my Slot Car collection.

Missed one on Ebay about a month ago for about £16
 

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Sean @ Pendleslot has at least one of those! I was in there last saturday.

I've got one too, but it's been raced and has lost a mirror, had the rear wing repaired and got GOM tyres on the front wheels.


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It has to be the Scalextric James Bond cars for me in working order but they are just too expensive and Mrs Moped would go balistic if I spent that sort of money on a slot car.

Maybe some little old lady will do me a favour and clear out her loft and take the set down to the local charity shop. Problem is these days charity shops are a bit wise as to the value of these things.

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Moped
 
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I am looking for any complete original American rail cars as I have never had one.

Any complete rail cars from anywhere would also be great.

These would be my dream cars.

Jeff.
 

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QUOTE But I have got to get me a Slot Classic Ferrari 250 GT SWB one of these days

Mine arrived this week and it is almost the perfect slot car in my mind. You wont be dissappointed if you like Ferraris. Both the 1960 and 1961 Le Mans versions are different in detail down to the tiniest variation - amazing work!

joergs took one look at his and refused to let me touch it OR accept an offer of a gentlemans race around the track
I doubt his will ever see the track he likes it so much.

Scoobydriver - email me I have a spare one never out of the box.
 

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I ve got the red Mustang and white Ford GT recently in a set. MFloray call them American Classics?I thought they were A Jets I like them. They later were release in kit form as K&B.
My holy grail is finding anything thats not on EBay. The one I cannot afford is the Cox Gurney Ford. On a newer car the Racer P4 Ferrari also too expensive. I too have fallen in the "Fly trap" And will not go there again. Just finding a old car that can be restored ;at a reasonable price is my holy grail!
 

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The car that got me really interested in slot racing again was a Fly Joest Porsche. At the time I had no idea who Fly were, and just bought the car as 'something different'.
It was far better than (actually it annihilated!!) my Scalextric cars at the time so a few days later I went back to the model shop and bought, as a running mate, a nice Fly Porsche Le Mans car - the A72 Porsche GT1 98.
What I wouldn't give to be able to go back to that day, stick another £50 in my pocket and get the A71 and A73 as well!!
They are (IMHO) such beautiful, and beautifully reproduced, cars.
When they do pop up these days they're well out of my price range, so it's just a pipe dream, really.

Rob
 

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GT40,

Yep, they are A-Jets. The 8 I am referring to are called "American Classics". The two you have are part of the 8.

The American Classics have the stripes and the American Flags on the door.

The K&B models had numbers and different paint schemes.

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Hi Matt.
I thought that Ajets(American Jets?)were Aurora's attempt to introduce 1/32 home racing. The set that the cars came with is called American Classics Road Racing set. The K&B cars that came after had the Challenger motor and were produced as kits and ready to run (with extra cars like the BRM Rover turbine added to the range) at a much higher price.
The wheel spanner that came with this set even had both Aurora and K&B stamped on it.
The instruction booklet states 'Ajet Aurora manual'. Not trying to be a smart alec just curious as to the name American Classics?
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My "holy grail" is a yellow C68 Aston Martin DB4GT. I have only ever seen 3 or 4 in 15 years of collecting and all at silly prices on dealers tables. Some of those had terrible brown marks too.

If I keep looking one will turn up one day - the yellow C69 Ferrar did


Cheers

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