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#1 7192

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:44

I have a pair of, I think, '61 Indycars made by Japanese company 'Yonezawa'. The cars are around 9" long and they are powered by batteries that are housed in a centre tower that both cars are tethered off. Each car has it's own speed controller. I have seen the same cars on various sites but none that are tethered like these. If anyone out there would have any info on these cars it would be great to hear from you. Cheers Steve.



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#2 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:12

I found this link:

 

http://www.slotforum...showtopic=57675

 

Are these the cars you have?  If so, I believe they represent two cars from the 1961 Indy 500, #1, AJ Foyt (1st), #41, Johnny Boyd (21st).

 

Vince H.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:09

Hi Vince, thanks for the reply.  The car set in the link is 100% the same as the set that I have.  Unfortunately mine are not in as good of a condition as the set in the link. My #1 car is in good condition but the #41 has surface rust on the bonnet (hood, as I'm in Australia). The battery tower has been internally rusted I think because of the old type of batteries that were used in those days. Are these sets worth much?  I am thinking of selling my set as I have a 1938 chev pick up that I am hot rodding (every dollar helps).  Cheers Steve........ :up:


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#4 brucemoxon

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 23:44

Dang it. Now I MUST have some of these.

 

And their robots are fantastic!

 

 

 

 

Bruce Moxon



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:31

Hey Bruce, your in Sydney and they are 'For Sale'.... :yawnface: I'm in Wollongong.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 20:17

Yeah but I looked at them on Ebay - I don't have that sort of money. Or any sort, really!

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:05

Hi Bruce, did you see the same set as mine on ebay? If you did, can you point me in the right direction because I can't seem to find any of these type of cars on ebay...

 

.cheers Steve



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:41

Ebay.com - the US version, had some stuff.

 

Their toy robots look very cool, too.

 

 

 

 

Bruce Moxon



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:47

Thanks Bruce, I will chase that up...... :up: