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

Manufacturer from Brazil

Last updated on November 10, 2017

1982 Ralt F3
1982 Ralt F3
1982 Ralt F3
1982 Ralt F3
1965 Chaparral 2
1965 Chaparral 2
1964 Ferrari 330 P2
1964 Ferrari 330 P2
2002 Ferrari F1
2002 Ferrari F1
1988 McLaren MP4/4 F1
1988 McLaren MP4/4 F1
1988 Lotus-Honda 100-T F1
1988 Lotus-Honda 100-T F1
1988 Ferrari F1
1988 Ferrari F1
1986 Lotus-Renault F1
1986 Lotus-Renault F1
1981 Ligier F1
1981 Ligier F1
1981 Ferrari F1
1981 Ferrari F1
1981 Brabham BT-49 F1
1981 Brabham BT-49 F1
1975 McLaren M23 F1 - Racer
1975 McLaren M23 F1 - Racer - Reproduction
1975 Ferrari 312T F1 - Racer
1975 Ferrari 312T F1 - Racer
1975 Ferrari 312T F1 - Racer
1975 Ferrari 312T F1 - Racer
1975 Ferrari 312 T F1
1975 Ferrari 312 T F1
1975 Copersucar-Fittipaldi F1
1975 Copersucar-Fittipaldi F1
1975 Copersucar F1 - Racer
1975 Copersucar F1 - Racer
1974 McLaren M23 F1
1974 McLaren M23 F1
1974 Copersucar Fittipaldi F1
1974 Copersucar Fittipaldi F1
1972 Tyrell 003 F1
1972 Tyrell 003 F1
1972 Lotus 72D F1 - Set car
1972 Lotus 72D F1 - Set car
1972 Lotus 72D F1
1972 Lotus 72D F1
1972 Brabham BT-42 F1
1972 Brabham BT-42 F1
1971 Lotus 72D F1
1971 Lotus 72D F1
1969 Puma 1600 GT - IFC
1969 Puma 1600 GT - IFC
1968 Andorinha - IFC
1968 Andorinha - IFC
1967 Lola T70 Coupe Mk 3B - IFC
1967 Lola T70 Coupe Mk 3B - IFC
1967 Lola T70 Coupe Mk 3B - IFC
1967 Lola T70 Coupe Mk 3B - IFC
1967 Alfa 33 - IFC
1967 Alfa 33 - IFC
1966 Porsche 917 - IFC
1966 Porsche 917 - IFC
1966 Ford J - IFC Late Issue
1966 Ford J - IFC Late Issue
1966 Ford J - IFC - Racer
1966 Ford J - IFC - Racer
1966 Ford J - IFC
1966 Ford J - IFC
1966 Ford J - IFC
1966 Ford J - IFC
1966 Ford J - IFC
1966 Ford J - IFC - Reproduction
1965 Mustang GT 350
1965 Mustang GT 350
1965 Mustang
1965 Mustang
1965 Lotus 38
1965 Lotus 38
1965 Ford GT40 - IFC
1965 Ford GT40 - IFC
1965 Ford GT40
1965 Ford GT40
1965 Ford GT40
1965 Ford GT40
1964 Willys Interlagos
1964 Willys Interlagos - Reproduction
1964 Willys Berlinetta Interlagos
1964 Willys Berlinetta Interlagos - Reproduction
1964 Willys Berlineta Interlagos
1964 Willys Berlineta Interlagos
1964 Cheetah
1964 Cheetah - Reproduction
1964 Cheetah
1964 Cheetah
1964 Chaparral 2 - IFC
1964 Chaparral 2 - IFC
1962 Formula Jr
1962 Formula Jr "Carro de Corrida"
1962 Formula Jr
1962 Formula Jr "Carro de Corrida"
1962 Corvette Roadster
1962 Corvette Roadster
1962 Corvette Roadster
1962 Corvette Roadster - Reproduction
1962 Corvette Roadster
1962 Corvette Roadster
1962 Corvette Roadster
1962 Corvette Roadster
1961 Ferrari 156 F1
1961 Ferrari 156 F1 "Sharknose"
1955 Jaguar type D
1955 Jaguar type D
1969 Karman Ghia
1969 Karman Ghia
1966 Ford J
1966 Ford J
1964 Simca Chambord
1964 Simca Chambord
1963 VW Bug
1963 VW Bug
1963 VW Bug
1963 VW Bug
1963 Renault Gordini
1963 Renault Gordini
1963 Renault Gordini
1963 Renault Gordini
1963 Renault Gordini
1963 Renault Gordini
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO

Total of brand 'Estrela': 53 factory cars, 6 reproductions, 66 total.

A very large manufacturer, Estrela produced numerous sets and cars since the 60's to today. Both of it's own design and licensing from several diferent manufacturers, like Gilbert, Scalextric, AMT, Strombecker, Revell, Cox, Russkit, Monogram, Garvic and Carrera. Their first set in the early 60's was licensed from Gilbert, and Hence, called "Auto-Rama" set. That set was so popular, that up to today the slot car hobby is called "Auto-rama", in Brazil.

Estrela manufactured from the early 60's up to today. Due to the dictatorship installed in Brazil by then, imports of non-essencial goods was forbidden. Estrela, then the worlds second largest manufacturer of toys (Unknown to most) decided to license slot cars molds and patents, from just about everybody. They licensed from Gilbert, Cox, Monogram, Scalextric, AMT, Strombecker, Russkit, Garvic, and many many more. They licensed both the technology (Gears, chassis, pickup flags and such) and the body molds. They purchased motors from a Brazilian company called Oxford, which designed their own motors: A 5-pole open motor, a 16D and a 36d, used in some 1/24 cars. Oxord's motor designs were based nostly on Japanese motor designs. Estrela also designed chassis, and sometimes mixed with the licensed designs. For example, their Lotus 38 has an Estrela-designed brass chassis, a beefy REB 16D, red, blue or green colors, use the strombecker mold, but with a scalextric pilot head!

The COX ISO-FULCRUM and the original Gilbert were the only chassis that Estrela licensed something. All other estrela's 1/32 scale chassis were of their own design.

The Jaguar D and Ferrari 156 were licensed from Scalextric, their Chaparral 2, Lotus 38, Ford J were licensed from Strombecker. The Ford GT and Cheetah were licensed from Cox, and the Mustang was licensed from AMT. Their 908-1 Porsche was licensed from Marklin, their Alfa 33 from Fleishmann and so on. Some other ones were Estrela's own designs. This combination made up for some "collector dreams", because you can actually see a white Cox Cheetah, or a Red Strombecker Lotus 38, or a Red/White Cox Ford GT! They were the only ones to make 1/32 injection molded lola t70 coupe as a slot car. Their own mold. Doesn't quite hold up to the quality of a Fly, but it was unique. They also had an Injection molded 1/32 Willys interlagos, a Brazilian sports car, the design of this car was licensed from Alpine. Its heavily based on the Alpine A108, but there were diferences. Estrela also made a Puma, another Brazilian sports car.

In the 70's they began to produce cars of their own design, mostly 1/25 scale 70's f1's. In the 80's they did the same for 80's F1, but the quality of the molds began to slide seriously. Today, they produce F1's that are "generic", Ugly.

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