You are purchasing ONE (1) 2000 ISSUE, 160 page, 8.5x11 inches in size, THE COMPLETE COLOR GUIDE TO AURORA, MODEL MOTORING H.O. SLOT CARS. UNBELIEVABLY Great reference to have around. THIS IS FOR THE TIGHTER FITTED END-BOUND EDITION. I also have them in the Spiral Bound version in the same 8.5x11 size. Buy two because you will surely wear out one of them! The Spiral Sits FLAT when open; The Bound is more Compact. Great for Insurance Value Support.
ONE (1) 2017 v1.6.2 ISSUE, of the OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE, to "THE COMPLETE COLOR GUIDE TO AURORA, MODEL MOTORING H.O. SLOT CARS." Great reference to have around! Now with Almost 3000 Aurora Model Motoring Related Items Listed! UPDATED TO 70 PAGES!
PLEASE NOTE; THIS 1.6.2 IS A MINOR UPDATE TO 1.6. As the Aurora HO Slot car market is currently in flux with a great deal of old stock coming onto the market. In general though, very rare items continue to increase in value as does the entire sector overall; However some previously rare models have also surfaced in some quantity. For typical Aurora AFX and G+ cars, it would not be unreasonable to depreciate the items listed by 10-20%. As the overall market continues to increase in value, the prices should tend to stabilize in the next year or two. Bob. bobATslotcarcentral DOTcom with any opinions.
CHEAP & NEEDED INSURANCE VALUE CHECKLIST, HELPS TO DESCRIBE & TRACK YOUR VALUABLES!
Now Including Prototype Aurora Slot Cars, O-Guage Slot Cars, Most All Thunderjet & AFX Race Track Sets, Tack Accessories & Speedline & Cigar Box vehicles too!
Currently included are 1800 body 'versions' of Playcraft, Vibrator, Thunderjet, AFX, G-Plus, Speedsteer & others. PRICED in SEVERAL WAYS: Mint Unused to a Clean Used Body and also priced Body with typical Issues. Included are the years of approximate production, typical chassis that Should be underneath, as well as typical issues that need to be looked at when determining the value of an individual body. ie; broken or stressed wheel posts, cut wheel wells, missing wheelie bars, etc. The guide is based on a Database of 1000's of items & is then presented sorted, by Model first & Color second. Exact model production years will be refined in future releases of the guide, Some are already correct.
The Guide Reads Well, and is Fun to follow through variations, models produced and chassis releases.
Each body is detailed the following information:
Brand - the original product manufacturer
Part # - number assigned to car body by manufacturer
Model - description of the physical attributes of a body
Color - molded color or base coat paint color
Rare - Assigned value of availability of car
0-1 very rare to rare
2-3 very desirable-to-desirable
4-5 common to very common
Key Feature – detail that defines that Specific Body Release
w/issues – $USD value assigned to car body with defects
Typical Issues – common reported problems with that particular release
Clean – $USD value assigned to body without 'defects'
MINT – $USD value assigned to absolutely unused body
Guide Page – reference to page number of Bob Beers “The Complete Color Guide to Aurora H.O. Slot Cars”
Typical Chassis - chassis normally released with the car body
Release Years – production years of car body
This PRICE GUIDE is a PRINTED 8.5x11 inch Paper Edition (also available (in a seperate listing) as a SEARCHABLE .PDF on CD! The searchable .pdf allows you to search within specific parameters, such as specifying "Chevy" to return all the Chevy related items Aurora made. Cool to play around with.)
Note: This guide is not meant to be absolute. It is only intended as a guide. Additionally, CONDITION IS VERY SUBJECTIVE & some bodies had manufacturers defects, making a truly 'Mint' body unlikely. 'VALUES' ON MANY VEHICLES HAVE GONE UP & DOWN (& sometimes both) OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS & WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. A TRUE VALUE can only be determined by a Willing Seller & an Able Buyer! :) "THE COMPLETE COLOR GUIDE TO AURORA MODEL MOTORING H.O. SLOT CARS" was compiled by Bob Beers in 2000. This price guide closely follows, but includes many additional listings not included in his guide.
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