Rarest of all superfast boxes

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Rarest of all superfast boxes

Postby jnoss66 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:01 pm

Anyone like to share thoughts on what is the rarest superfast box might be. I'm thinking of three , #6C Mercedes Convertible with the roof off , #74D Fiat Abarth and the #1G Dodge Challenger .

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Re: Rarest of all superfast boxes

Postby CharlieMack » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:06 pm

Think further back.... early 1970's even 1969 Lesney Superfast

In no particular order:
#62 Mercury Cougar- SF picture without "Superfast" printed (1969)
#74 Daimler Bus- RW picture with tiny "Superfast" in lower corner (1970)
#8 Mustang- SF picture without Superfast on box (1969)
#48 Dump Truck- with colored streaking background (1973)
#58 Girder Truck- green version with side stakes GREEN not black (1970)
#70 Dodge Dragster with inset picture on front (1971)
any 1969 box depicting a RW but denoting "Superfast" in RED print
plus the ones you denote. I'm sure I missed something

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Re: Rarest of all superfast boxes

Postby jnoss66 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:11 am

I'm so happy to have three from your list Charlie , although some a little worse for wear . I obtained most of them through sheer lucky than better management but will keep a eye out for the others in future . Thanks for your incite .

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Re: Rarest of all superfast boxes

Postby ritchie » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:35 am

I think these 2 are among the rarest

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Re: Rarest of all superfast boxes

Postby CharlieMack » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:22 pm

I forgot to take into consideration of Japanese edition boxes. Yes these are indeed scarce as well. Add them to the list! Actually thinking about it another rare box but it's a preproduction is the #34 Chevy Prostocker depicting the "88" green livery of the preproduction car. This car really far into production before legal realized they could get sued by Ertl for the Gatorage design of their license so all were dropped- box and model.

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Re: Rarest of all superfast boxes

Postby rastus115 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:05 am

Are these the boxes you mentioned?

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Re: Rarest of all superfast boxes

Postby jnoss66 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:49 pm

Yes they are the ones I mentioned rastus115 . I have 2 of the Dodge and still hunting for the others . You know when I started collecting I wasn't fussed to much on the boxes but now I do I regret buying a lot of my models loose as it is now sometimes easier to buy the model with the box than just the box alone , hence I end up with a lot of doubles or variations I'm not to interested in . Such is collecting


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