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Price for Scalextric Cars in the 60s and now?


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#1 eshorer

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:26 PM

A reporter for a newspaper is doing a piece on our 1/32nd scale club and wanted to know what prices would be for cars (like Scaleextric) back in the 60s, and what the same cars might go for now as a vintage car on eBay. Anyone have this info on their mind's fingertips?

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#2 Tim Neja

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

Talk to Stephen!! He'll be the best for that info.  I"ve bought a lot of vintage cars--but I started collecting in the 2010's!! 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Tim. Stephen started collecting in the mid-70s, and did his purchasing overseas where he was living. Anyway, Philippe provided me with a good example: A typical 1/32 scale car like a Revell RTR would have sold in 1966 for $6.95. Today the same car new in box would be $75.00, and about $40.00 in good but used condition.

I was able to find a couple of other examples that were in that ballpark.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

Well I can tell you I never paid that much for vintage cars--and I bought some rare ones like the Tyrell 6 wheel F-1 cars.  But-- information is where you get it.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:51 PM

Tim: We were talking about a vintage car, new in box, from the 1960s. Not a new car recently manufactured. A Tyrell is going to be $100. with shipping now, or more.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:16 AM

Scalextric is highly variable Ed - some of them can reach very high prices, others, especially from the 70s, not a lot more than they originally sold for at the time. As the best known brand in the world, I'm sure there are some sites with values - or watch ebay UK for a few days and you'll get an idea! 

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:48 AM

Another way to think about pricing is the relative values new - and inflation must be considered.

1965 new prices / 2015 new prices versus the cost of living and incomes of these years.

house in 1965-$12,000; 2015 - 150,000 same house and condition.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:12 AM

Thanks much, everyone. The reporter just wanted a ballpark example to flesh out his article (which should be coming out soon). I'm pretty sure we got what he needs.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:08 PM

Is he looking at inflation prices or what some Scalextric cars are worth? For instance the 1967 James Bond set was approx £7 & 7 shilling (Guineas we called them) nowadays £1500+   £7 guineas was a hell of a lot of money in 1967!!! But the normal cars in the 1960's were 29/11d compared to 35 shillings for Revell imports

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