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Fly 908 Pricing Consistently Going Higher

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.

Ebay Fly 908 Cars

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Indy HO slot cars over priced 2019

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.

HO Dodge Viper Good Buys For 2019

Viper HO slot car best ebay deal 2019

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.

Fly Porsche Pricing Increasing

Fly Porsche have dramatically went up in price since I last was on ebay. Taking a two month break and something caused a spike which has lead to a significant price increase. Whether people are actually purchasing this type of car at these prices is a different story.

How does a car double in price in such a short amount of time? I’ll be keeping an eye on these auctions to see if purchases are being made. I have a feeling this is truly just aggressive sellers trying to inflate prices.

Fly Porsche is a good car for any slot car enthusiast. Very easy to work on in addition they have what I like to call a two piece body. The motor sits in a back section of the car that is easily removable and can be replaced quickly.

After doing some looking I found one ebay Fly Porsche Auction at a decent price. It will be interesting to see how this one ends.

Lap Run Video Carrera Camaro

Lap speed is a little tuff to achieve with the Camaro.  This car isn’t one that you will want to take to racing events.  It’s heavy  which makes speed pickup slow compared to other cars.

It’s a little bulky and stands higher than most cars off the track.  With the stance being a little higher the feel at cornering speed doesn’t feel too great; hence a feel it will fly off the track.

 

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Exotic 2019 Cars Wish Were Slot Cars

Exotic sports cars in 2019 are truly a special class.  Below is a list of cars that I would like to see made into slot cars.  The cars on this list range in price but most of them start around $100,000 in addition some are as high as $1,000,000.  What makes these cars special? The way these cars look are unique.  If you see one of these cars drive down the street you will stop and stare.

  • Apollo Intensa Emozione
  • Aston Martin Valkrie
  • Lexus LFA
  • BMW i8
  • Devel Sixteen
  • Ferrari Portofino
  • Hennessey Venom F5
  • Mercedes AMG Project One
  • Pagani Huayra Roadster
  • Porsche Taycan

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Auction Bidding Picking Up

Auction bidding last week seemed to be pretty intense.  Three to four items I was watching with the intent to purchase got away from me.  The last thirty minutes of each of those auctions turned out to be a battle.

This is a good sign for slot car sellers; in this case showing demand is growing. When demand grows slot car prices will rise.  It will be interesting to see if the demand continues.

Occasionally I pick up a new car magazine, the one below is a good pick.  I’ve looked at this magazine multiple times in the last two weeks.  Even though they aren’t slot cars who can resist real exotic cars.  If you have this magazine let me know what you think about it.

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