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1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 - $125 (Coral Gables)

1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 1 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 2 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 3 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 4 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 5 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 6 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 7 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 8 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 9 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 10 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 11 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 12 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 13 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 14 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 15 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 16 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 17 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 18 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 19 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 20 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 21 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 22 thumbnail1960 American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Auto-Rama Slot Car Race Set 19094 23 thumbnail
RARE Hard-To- Find Vintage American Flyer A.F. Gilbert 1/32 AUTO-RAMA FLY-OVER Speedway Racing Slot Car Race Set With Original Box Set No. 19094.

Description
RARE Vintage American Flyer Gilbert 1/32 Stock Car Race Set with Portions of the Original Box. The Box Says on it: AUTO-RAMA MINIATURE RACING SET. WILL THEY CRASH AT THE CROSSROAD?

DUPLICATES ALL THE THRILLS OF A REAL RACE TRACK. - CARS HAVE REAL ACTION: SKIDS, ROLL-OVERS, SPIN-OUTS, FLIPS, SIDESWIPES. - REALISTIC ROADWAYS - EASY TO ASSEMBLE. - COMPLETE AND READY TO SET UP AND RUN IN MINUTES. - NOTHING ELSE TO BUY. - INCLUDES POWER UNIT WITH SEPARATE SPEED CONTROLS. The set will construct a figure Eight Layout or a Simple Oval or Circle Layout. If you collect American Flyer Trains or Slotcars this item is for you and is a nice example of the 1960 American Flyer Stock Slot Car Race Set.

BACKGROUND: The A.C. Gilbert Company was known for their career-building toys (microscopes, chemistry, electrical, etc.), Erector sets and American Flyer trains. In 1960, they entered the booming slot car market with a single set, the No. 19060 Stock Car Race set. (Note that the “Auto-Rama” Terminology Slot Car Sets was not used by the Gilbert Company until 1961.)

The 1960 stock car race set was unique to the 1960 year production. Gilbert continued to sell slot car sets up through 1966/1967, and usually carried some parts, cars, accessories over from year to year. However, the 1960 set was a “one-year” set and nothing was carried over to subsequent years sets.

The 1961-67 cars were all DC powered. The pick-ups transmitting power from the track to the motor differ from standard slot cars. The cars picked up power through a center spring that rode on the center (common) rail. The other contact was a "brush" that simply dragged on the powered outer rail. These cars featured “Pittman” open frame style motors. Other unique facets were the track, guard rail posts and speed controls.

The track was unique. The roadbed was plastic; with 3 rails. The 2 outer rails themselves were common, with a center rail completing the circuit. As an aside, I did not run the cars on the track, but did verify the motors do work. The center pick-up engages the center rail!

This set includes: 2 Stock Cars, 18 Curved Tracks, 8 Straight Tracks, 1 90-Degree Crossing, 2 Fly-over Chicane Tracks with Approach and Landing Ramps, Select Cardboard Building Parts (not complete), about 51 Metal Guardrail Posts, a few Flag Posts/Guardrails, DC Transformer, 2 Throttle Controls, Unused Decal Sheet, and the Original Instructions. The box has disintegrated and left are only a few chunks of cardboard. The Cardboard Buildings, People, and Accessories Parts are not complete and did not stand the test of time, but can sometimes be found on-line at a reasonable cost.

This is a NICE collectible vintage slot car set & you'll be pleased!! So don't pass up on this DEAL and let this one get away.......GIVE AWAY PRICE!

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