Luiz Claudio Valdetaro's Slot car collection of brand 'Eldon'

Manufacturer from United States of America

Last updated on November 10, 2017

Go Kart
Go Kart
Offy Indy Racer
Offy Indy Racer
1964 Ferrari Dino 206
1964 Ferrari Dino 206
1963 Lotus 25 F1
1963 Lotus 25 F1
Jalopy
Jalopy
Indianapolis Set Car
Indianapolis Set Car
Indianapolis Set Car
Indianapolis Set Car
Deluxe Set Car
Deluxe Set Car
1969 Dodge Charger
1969 Dodge Charger
1969 Camaro
1969 Camaro
1966 Mustang GT 350R
1966 Mustang GT 350R
1966 Mustang GT 350
1966 Mustang GT 350
1966 Ford J
1966 Ford J
1966 Ferrari 330 P3
1966 Ferrari 330 P3
1966 Corvette Stingray
1966 Corvette Stingray
1966 Chaparral 2D
1966 Chaparral 2D "Sebring"
1965 Chaparral 2C Set Car
1965 Chaparral 2C Set Car
1965 Chaparral 2C
1965 Chaparral 2C
1964 Porsche Carrera 906
1964 Porsche Carrera 906
1964 Ford GT40 roadster
1964 Ford GT40 roadster
1964 Ford GT Roadster Set Car
1964 Ford GT Roadster Set Car
1964 Ferrari 330 LM
1964 Ferrari 330 LM
1963 Watson Roadster Indy
1963 Watson Roadster Indy
1963 Watson Roadster Indy
1963 Watson Roadster Indy
1963 Watson Roadster Indy
1963 Watson Roadster Indy
1963 Lotus 23
1963 Lotus 23
1962 Ferrari Dino 246 SP
1962 Ferrari Dino 246 SP
1962 Ferrari Dino 246 SP
1962 Ferrari Dino 246 SP
1955 Porsche RSK
1955 Porsche RSK

Total of brand 'Eldon': 29 factory cars, 0 reproductions, 29 total.

A popular home slot car manufacturer in the 60's. It's sets could have the cars running on the same track and be independently controlled. Still, the cars could be used in regular tracks. Their cars were "toy-like". However, with proper detailing and painting, they looked great. The company was purchased by Cox in the late 60's. Eldon are one of the true Founding Fathers of Slot Car Racing in North America in the early years. They really pioneered cheap slot racing sets in the mass market,and helped in a large way to bring Slot Cars to the attention of the general shopping public. A lot of the early Eldon cars were no more than Cartoon Characitures of real cars, having rather crude,and fairly robust construction. They consisted basically, of a bottom Chassis tray, and a top section, that when screwed together, held all the mechanical bits between the two halves. Often refered to as clamshell construction, this method was used by many Slot Car Manufacturers in the early days (late 50s early 60s). Later, in the early sixties, Eldon developed a separate Chassis/Body system, that greatly streamlined manufacturing, as they then only needed a single chassis,that could accomodate a wide range of Bodies. An added side effect, was that the cars ran and handled far better this way as well. This particular chassis,was molded in severall colours of Nylon,Grey,semi translucent white (Kind of see through Nylon color), and Black,with the see through ones being far more prevalant. Through the early years of this chassis (guess 61-66) motive power was provided by a very cheap and crude Mabuchi 3-6V motor painted a fairly dark Blue. There were two sizes of wheel offered, one fairly small in diameter, approximately.450", with a shallow groove in it's outer surface, to accept the tire. This wheel has shallow five spoke pattern engraved on it's outer face, and is classicaly reffered to as "the Five Spoke Rim" when talked about in Eldon circles. The other wheel was markedly different in style and diameter, being a wire wheel design, with a rim diameter of.620, but having rather than a groove for the tire, a Raised Rib, more in common with British and European Slot cars wheels.

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