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#1 Dallas Racer

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

I don't have idea what they're worth, but I'm guessing the asking price is really high.
 
Three Champion of Chamblee slot car motors - 525, 535, 545
 
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:57 PM

These will go for big bucks. Starting bid is nearly $2,000...

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:56 AM

Technically you are correct, the "starting bid" is nearly $2K but it's not a real bid, it's just the minimum bid to start.

 

I don't doubt you may well be correct in that it will go for that, or more. But it's not a fact, it's an opinion.

 

If that seems harsh on my part, I'm just a product of the "School of eBay by PdL." :)  Sorry. facts is facts.

 

If I had to predict, I'd guess they will go for about $2.5K


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:15 AM

I agree with Greg that they'll probably go for big bucks, and it will be interesting to see how the bidding goes... or even if it goes.  :)  

 

Funny thing, when I see some clean old motors up on eBay, I only see the value in tearing them apart.   :shok:


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:57 AM

Only 3-1/2 days left, probably this was a five-day auction. If the museum doesn't want them, who does?


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:08 AM

You may be surprized how many people want them. Especially if deemed authentic, or even semi-authentic, by the vintage police.

 

The seller doesn't seem to me to have purposely mis-respresented them in any way.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:18 AM

They are like an original Boss 302 Mustang.
 
Very cool and I would love to have them, but it's not gonna happen.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:00 PM

The LASCM already has these motors, but in much better condition, as in "new and never used."

I think that the asking price is simply well over actual value (my opinion, of course), and would only be justified if these motors had not been tampered with (one of them does not have the correct endbell, another has a replacement endbell) and if in original packaging. As they are, I doubt that there will be a bid, and if there is one, it will not come from the LASCM.

This is a case when original packaging begins having greater value than actual contents.
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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:47 AM

If you are looking for some more reasonably priced motors, look here....

 

http://www.ebay.com/...353.m1438.l2649


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:48 AM

These Mura motors  are being sold by Slotblog member Rick Thigpen. :)


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:06 AM

He is selling some other good motors too. Check out his other items.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:25 AM

Auction has ended - zero bids.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 11:59 AM

Philippe called it. :good:

 

I honestly had and still have zero idea what they're worth, but I do have some collectables (guitars, watches, coins) and the first rule is no matter what condition its in, don't F with it! The seller was honest and admitted he had taken apart and cleaned them, among other things. At least with the collectables I'm familiar with, that was a big no-no.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:15 AM

The 525 and 545 look easy to identify, but how do you recognise a 535?  Are all the plain can versions with the screw on bearing holder on the endbell 535s?

 

Also, how does the rarity and performance of each compare?  I've got a couple of the 525s but not a 545.  The plain finish of the 535 means I wouldn't know if I had one or not.

 

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