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1990 Tyco California Classics

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19906670Magnum 440 X2 VSml

value75 150
3.6 out of 5
Super simple Magnum 440-X2 set with hotrods. Not bad?
out of 5
Review CommentSuper simple Magnum 440-X2 set with hotrods. Not bad?

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Tyco California Classics is a Magnum 440-X2 slot car racing set based around 60’s hotrods that was released into the US, UK, and other markets worldwide in 1990.


California Classics is a straightforward beginners slot car set with a figure 8 track, and two popular hot rod style slot cars.

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Hotrods from the Tyco California Classics slot car set


Apart from the cars, the set features an included ‘Grand Stand’ cardboard model which can be assembled and placed track side, plus a cut-off track which will ensure one car is thrown off the track if both cars are racing side-by-side over it.

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The product ships with the following vehicles:

  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Red, Orange, Yellow)
  • 1958 Ford ‘California Kid’ (Black with flames on front)

The cars are typically well detailed, though the scale does look a bit off when they’re side by side due to the need to fit the standard magnum 440-X2 wheelbase.

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The Chevrolet Bel Air and California Kid Hot Rod slot cars

Track Layout

With a simple Figure 8 track that’s 8.5 foot total, there’s not much to say about California Classic’s track layout, other than it having the included Cut-Off Track. Certainly you’d want to be buying another track set to add-on to this one, doubling the length ideally, adding a longer straight and wider variety of turns, but as a beginners set it’s plenty to get you started.

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California Classic’s 8.5′ track layout

Availability and Collectability

Let’s face it – it’s a simple track without anything really stand-out, but in its simplicity and inoffensive subject matter it’s a solid collectable. It has two pretty sweet looking hotrod 440-X2 cars, and a constructable grandstand model that all together make a nice addition to any collection.

This set is widely available on eBay for a reasonable price, many in fairly good condition so it shouldn’t be hard to come across a nice one.

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    Average Price


    Highest Price


    This average price is based on 20 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    26 Aug 2023$51UsedAuctionTyco california classics slot car set
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    23 Aug 2023$29.8UsedBuy1990 tyco california classics car set: ‘57 chevy & ‘40 ford coupe
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    09 Jul 2023$45UsedBuyTyco california classics electric racing slot race car track chevy ford coupe
    18 Jun 2023$44UsedAuctionTyco 1991 california classics slot car twin pack 57 chevy & 40 ford coupe mint!
    25 May 2023$75Brand NewTyco california classics 57 chevy 40 ford coupe magnum 440-x2 slot car vtg new
    22 May 2023$33UsedAuctionTyco magnum 440-x2 california classics '57 chevy '40 ford coupe #8991 nip
    Prices in USD. NIB = New In box, MIB = Mint in Box, EC = Excellent Condition, VGC = Very Good Condition, GC+ = Good condition plus, GC = Good condition, PC = Poor Condition. With Controller = Car with controller. With Box = Box, Car, and Controller. We make all efforts to ensure data is accurate, but cannot guarantee it is.


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