Car Details




Years Released: 1991 1992 1993 1994 (Item Year pages)
Item released for 4 years.

Car: BMW M3
Number: 44
Information: Length - 5 1/4" - 133mm.
Category: Cars
Category Details: Classic cars from all eras.
Car Category: Rally
Car Category Details: Point to point auto racing over many different terrains.
Base Colour: Red

Colour Details: Various shades of red.
Logo & Box Style:

1991 1992 1993 1994

1991 1992 1993 1994
Make: BMW
Logo: BMW Logo
Logo Years: ---
Make Details: Bayerische Motorenwerke started manufacturing cars in 1929, the BMW is now a household name.
Make Country: Germany
Model: M3
Model Details: E30 M3. Popular racing and rallying BMW model.
Model Production Years: 1985 - 1992

Item Ranking:
Current: 351 - December 2023
Previous: 160 - November 2023
Movement: (-191)

Car Year Details (4)

1991 C.409 BMW M3 1991
1992 C.409 BMW M3 1992
1993 C.409 BMW M3 1993
1994 C.409 BMW M3 1994

Item Year Information

1991 Permalite allows you to switch your car lights on or off, whether you are racing or stationary.
The Permalite control unit is simply connected to the set power pack and to the track. When Permalite cars are placed on the track their lights can be switched on or off even if the cars are in motion.
Standard Scalextric cars with lights can be used quite effectively with this unit but with certain limitations. When the cars are stationary the lights can be switched on or off. If the lights are on when the car moves off they will be on full beam. If they are switched “off” the car will revert back to its standard function which means the light intensity will vary with the speed of the car. Permalite brings a new dimension to Scalextric and provides ‘full beam’ racing in the dark. When the daylight gives way to darkness switch on your lights and race in safety just like the real thing.
1992 Racing in the dark is exciting, skillful and a tremendous amount of fun. The cars on these pages all feature headlights, some have tail lights, some others have brake lights and cars such as the Lamborghini Diablo have all three types of lighting. Check the symbols against each model to see the features of each.
All Scalextric cars with lights are suitable for use with the C.268 Permalite Control Unit.
1993 Although racing Scalextric is tremendous fun the excitement really starts to happen when the room lights go off and the cars with lights are put on the track. As with driving a real racing car you must drive within the capabilities of the headlights on your chosen car. This does make interesting racing as the more adventurous drivers may just try to gamble and go that little bit faster than they should.
All the cars in this section are fitted with headlights. Some have brakelights which illuminate as the car decelerates, others have tail lights as with the new Ford Escort Cosworths and in some cases there are cars that have all three light features. Check the symbols next to each car and make your choice.
All Scalextric cars with lights are suitable for use with the C268 Permalite Control Unit.

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C.409 - BMW M3 - 1991
C.409 BMW M3 - 1991

C.409 - BMW M3 - 1992
C.409 BMW M3 - 1992

C.409 - BMW M3 - 1993
C.409 BMW M3 - 1993

C.409 - BMW M3 - 1994
C.409 BMW M3 - 1994

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