PowertrackNEWS         Jan 2017

2017 Date for diary!

 13/14 May 2017. National Slot car Exhibition/slot car festival where we will have a powertrack stand/display.  Message me if you are going. Thanks. Andy
Link:
http://thorl.weebly.com/schedule-201617-season.html
It shows map etc. I think some will be travelling from great distance!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/matchboxpowertrack/

FOUND : Ex Lesney Factory, Rochford....Lanechanger and spares.  Also later type race and chase controllers with black switch. Found in a PP2000 set

 

Tyres:
Currently working on tyres, need to have a good soft grade silcon tube in black. Looking at getting Front tyres (2 sizes) and rear tyres made.

 

Powertrack Plus 18v cars

The later cars ran on the same type track but with different voltage 18v, higher spec chassis known as HVT, they had an integrated magnet which helped them stay on the track, they ran faster than the 6v Cars and had a special start track/controllers and power unit as well as sets that featured a jump, crossovers, LH and RH intersections, crossroads borrowed from the Speedtrack sets and even a loop track.

 

Sets were produced, PP2000, PP3000, PP6000 and PP9000. The cars in the sets were quite common, but the additional cars are quite rare and werent readily available. The PP139, 140,141,142 and PP143 are all the rarest cars.

 

Bodyshells shared mostly the same moulds as the 6v cars except for the Red porsche, which had a later improved shell. Unusually the prototype shown on the catalogue depicts a MK1 shell in red based on the german police porsche.  

Porsche Turbo - PP131

Mk2 version - Slight difference on the side stickers

Common car. Look for complete stickers and transfers, aerofoil wings should be complete. Changes in colour from bright red through to deep dark red like this one.

Found in the PP9000 set and in most after Matchbox sets too! Mk1 in red is very rare.

Porsche Turbo - PP131

Mk2 version - Slight difference on the side stickers

Common car. Look for complete stickers and transfers, aerofoil wings should be complete. Found in the PP9000 set and in most after Matchbox sets too!

Mk1 in red very rare

Triumph TR7 PP132

Common car

Found in PP9000 set and sold in many after Matchbox sets too.

Police Car - PP133

Inverted police car when compared to the 6v version

Sold in the PP6000 Race and Chase 2 set

Quite a rare car

Difficult to find blemish free, the stickers tend to curl and get marks.and discolour.

Corvette - PP134

Based on the 6v Corvette bodyshell and was sold in the PP6000 Race and Chase 2 set.

Again quite a rare car.

Corvette - PP134

Based on the 6v Corvette bodyshell and was sold in the PP6000 Race and Chase 2 set.

Again quite a rare car. This one has a lighter blue stripe all over, again an example of how coulours can vary.

BMW - PP135

Based on the 6v BMW.

Found in the PP2000 set

A difficult car to find in a really good condition

Jaguar - PP136

A sought after car, difficult to find in really good condition.

Found in the PP2000 set

Look for good '95' stickers and vivid stripes. Roof is easily marked.

Renault Alpine - PP137

Sold in the PP3000 set

This car is not a rare ca

Porsche 936 - PP138

Sold in the PP3000 set, not a rare car. Based on the 6v body, great livery!

Saab Turbo - PP139

Probably the rarest 18v car, highly sought after.

Not found in any set. Rarely sold seperately too.

Stocks probably destroyed in the 'fire'

 

Scirocco - PP140

This is also a very rare car, based on the 6v yellow bodied Gold VW.

Not found in any set. Rarely sold seperately too.

Stocks probably destroyed in the 'fire'

Chevrolet Stingray - PP141

Very rare car.

Not found in any set. Rarely sold seperately too.

Stocks probably destroyed in the 'fire'

Fiat Abarth - PP142

Very rare car, beautiful colour scheme

Not found in any set. Although depicted in the powertrack plus instruction manual Rarely sold seperately too.

Stocks probably destroyed in the 'fire'

Escort - PP143

A very sought after car, not as rare as a few others but beautifully finished in gold.

This car has turned up occasionally in a 6v form as part of a late PT8000 set.

Not found in any set. Rarely sold seperately too.

Stocks probably destroyed in the 'fire'

Tyrone Malone Superboss - PP158

Sold seperately

Tyrone Malone Bandag Bandit - PP159

Sold seperately

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