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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:22 AM

I've taken this apart to find out who made it, no clues inside. Can't find a mark anywhere.

It does have those faux spinners in front.

Any ideas?

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:54 AM

Worm drive - must be very early. European?


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:27 PM

I sent the uber-knowledgeable Bernard Sampson a link to this thread and he replied:
 
"Gilbert [meaning A. C. Gilbert, I assume], 1962-65. Not rare at all. You can buy a new one for around $40 on eBay."

If Bernard's name is not familiar to you, you need to check out BERNARD'S SLOT CAR MUSEUM. Might help you from having to post here so frequently looking to ID cars... LOL.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:25 PM

I thought this was an Offy. The missing tank threw me off. If I really took a hard look you can see the outline of a missing tank.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:34 PM

It may be an Offy; I don't know.

Gilbert is the company that made the car.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:15 PM

$40!!! Maybe.

Bernard is a knowledgeable source, but I doubt that would hardly bring $20.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:21 PM

That's not what Bernard said, Matt.

"You can buy a new one for around $40 on eBay."

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:54 PM

Big difference between a "new one" and a used one.
 
I don't doubt Bernard. I think he told me he had a couple old slot cars!!
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:13 PM

Just a couple... he claims to have over 5,000.
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