I’ve been following HO cars a lot in June and they seem to be reasonably priced on the used side. Occasionally you still see some outrageous price but not as often as before.
This Viper HO yellow slot car was found over the weekend. I was able to pick up this beauty for $17 including shipping. It’s a good addition to the red Viper that I found the week before.
These little cars are an easy entry into the slot car hobby. If you decide not to continue in the hobby these cars won’t hurt your budget. It’s easy to give them away or resale them.
An advantage to purchasing cars like this is it gives you the ability to buy spares just in case one breaks. It’s a matter of time before one car stops working for any number of reasons. When that happens you can use that car for a parts car.
Viper deals are still going strong on ebay in 2019. I was able to pick up this red one for $19.80 (including shipping). If you are looking to add some additional cars at a fair value I suggest considering one.
I’m not sure why these cars haven’t gained a lot of popularity. The real car does have a following by American sports car enthusiasts.
This car requires a little bit of cleanup; I’ll do that this weekend and post back how it handles on the track.
This Autoart Nissan I picked up in a combined auction. It’s a rough ride for sure but it’s a fun little car. This car has hardly any traction once the power is sent to the back wheels.
Autoart cars capture the true beauty of the real thing. This Nissan the motor is in the front and it has an axle supplying the power to the back. You can see the details of the seat and dashboard.
It comes with front and rear lights.
Fly 908 pricing has risen since the end of 2018. These cars were moderately priced but now are starting to approach the higher end. It’s difficult to tell what has caused the spike in pricing.
Two years ago these cars could be found for as little as $20. It appears to be as of today the starting range is around $50. If the pricing holds, it could be a good time to sale these cars.
Indy HO cars have been priced at the highest end of the scale. It has opened the door to some cars on the market that aren’t in good shape. Quality currently is not a priority for sellers right now. There’s a lot of cars priced in the $40 to $50 range with broken wings and cracked tires.
The better investment is to purchase Indy cars new. When a new car is between $26 and $30 it’s hard to justify spending more on a used one. There’s no upfront maintenance cost for new cars.
Always consider the cost of the car + shipping and any type of maintenance that it will require. If you have to buy new tires, brushes or guards include this in deciding whether or not to purchase the car. It’s easy to quickly rack up costs since the parts for the cars aren’t typically really expensive. When an HO car starts to reach $100 it’s important to decide whether it’s cost beneficial.
Viper HO slot cars are hot picks for 2019. With these cars still being fairly new and not truly considered hard core antiques the numbers aren’t inflated. Pick one of these cars up for about $20 including shipping. Don’t rush to purchase these cars, I see the prices on them staying steady.
Vipers cross between a muscle car and exotic which has confused customers. This has made the growth of these cars stumble. If you are looking for a car to add to your collection for future growth consider adding one of these beauties.
In the next two years the desire for these types of cars will grow. Collectors who are in their forties will be looking for these. There are truly two cars who somewhat fit the exotic American car; Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper.
Monitoring cars make it easier to bid on them. The more you watch it’s simple to spot fair car prices. The ability to quickly determine an overpriced car is crucial. Research cars two weeks prior to bidding. This helps to get a good range of what the price should be. Don’t be afraid to ignore an auction that seems too high.
If an auction price seems too low or no one is bidding check the shipping price. Sellers inflate the shipping price to recoup the money they miss on the selling price. Use this information to create a list of sellers to stay away from.
Fly Dodge Viper slot cars are in demand on eBay. This car was a great find at $15.00. It was one of the first cars that I purchased in 2018. It’s missing the rear wing but the rest of the car is superb.
It’s one fun car, but has a tendency for the rear to slide around. It has no lights but it runs very well.