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Question: 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt - What's it worth?

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Question: 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt - What's it worth?

Post  justme_4365 on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:44 pm

I purchased a 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt .049 control line model in an antique store many, many years ago.  I was cleaning out the garage and found the box I had stored it in.  It is complete and it is in good condition.  I have the 4 pages of the book instructions that came with it but they are in pretty rough shape but all 4 pages are there.  I also have the handle and the original strings.  I cannot find a lot of information on it.  

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Sorry, I am new an cannot figure out how to post pictures.
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Re: Question: 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt - What's it worth?

Post  Marleysky on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:13 pm

That's ok, new members can't post pictures for a while after joining.   Here's  a linc to a "price guide" of models.  Scroll down a few pages to Aurora.

http://webpages.charter.net/skylane42/price.html

I can't find it right now, but I think skyline did an update on this list and some of the Highest prices had been lowered .

Could be Priceless to you, if you've kept it this long!!

( p-47 is shown as $150 to $571)

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Re: Question: 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt - What's it worth?

Post  justme_4365 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:06 am

Thank you for the reply and the link to values.  I was half considering tossing it out as I thought it had no real value.  I think I paid all of $30.00 for it.

I have gotten out of the hobby for quite a while now so I haven't really followed any of how collectable this thing is.  Mine only has one broken antennae so it is very complete.

I think I may try my luck on Ebay and see what I can get for it.  Thanks Again!!
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Re: Question: 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt - What's it worth?

Post  Mark Boesen on Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:20 am

[quote="crankbndr"]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aurora-P47-Thunderbolt-The-incredible-Jug-control-line-airplane-/282552593993?hash=item41c9726e49:g:dawAAOSwjk9ZWBUk
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I'd take the price guide with a grain a salt, sorry it's a rough guide at best.

-The prop on the 'box' P-47 is not correct, looks to have been 'restored'.
- If you have a 'nice' chrome version, it could be worth half again or double!
-Aurora made some pretty nice planes for a short time, but just couldn't compete with Cox, likewise Cox got their butts kicked by Aurora in the slotcar arena.
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Re: Question: 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt - What's it worth?

Post  crankbndr on Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:44 am

Aurora made beautiful, very detailed models. I think a NIB P-47 would go well over 600$ after years of watching eBay for vintage nitro toys.
That price guide is like looking at the eclipse, burned my retinas!!
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Re: Question: 1959 Aurora P-47 Thunderbolt - What's it worth?

Post  Mark Boesen on Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:17 pm

Yep, a mint, NIB would bring that easy.

I think the guide needs some type of grading system, like MECA grades engines. It's one thing to throw out some ebay winning bids, but more info is needed to get a better handle on pricing/value.
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