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Scalextric adds 1969 Dodge Charger to slot car fleet

by Bill Cawthon on

Hobbyists who like Mopar and slot cars will be glad to learn that Scalextric has added a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T to its selection of 1:32 scale slot cars.

Scalextric traces its origins back to a clockwork-powered racing set developed in England the early 1950s by Freddie Francis. Since 2004, Scalextric has offered a digital control system allowing up to six cars to be oeprated at a time on a two-lane layout. The digital system allows lane changing, overtaking, drafting, pit stops and braking, making it the most realistic slot car racing experience available.

In addition to the black Charger shown above, British fans of “The Dukes of Hazzard” can buy a Charger decorated as the Duke’s “General Lee.” The part number is C3044 and the price is £36.99. This model is not currently offered in the United States. Instead, the U.S. gets a plain white version, C3223, that the owner can paint and decal: it is priced at $42.99.

The cars are available now from Scalextric in Great Britain and in America from Scalextric USA.

Thanks to Mike L’Alouette for the tip!

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.


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