Anyone know what the most expensive collectible Lionel item would be?
I don't have anything in mind, I was just curious.
Hello GV! To date,the single-most expensive Lionel Train was sold at Auction last year for $250,000.00., It was a Standard Gauge set from 1934 Mint in the box with a 400E Engine & State Passenger Cars. All in immaculate condition too. Almost looked like it came from the factory. In second place would be the Brass Protoype for the 700E Hudson that sold for over $77,000.00 & used to sit on a shelf in Joshua Cowen's New York office behind his desk & is a valuable piece of Lionel History in itself. These are two items that come to mind here. Take Care.
thor wrote:The Brute would be my guess!
That's my guess also !!
Well, the last I heard, the owner of the "Brute" (Allison Cox) was asking $500,000.00 for her. Don't know if anyone has ponied up the cash though. If anyone ever does, methinks that would be your winner right there. The Standard gauge set that Keith mentioned above is the most expensive Lionel item that I have ever heard that ACTUALLY SOLD, though.
Modeling the "FARGO AREA RAPID TRANSIT" in O scale 3 rail.
I also would agree with the brute!
Boyd wrote:What is the "Brute"?
The brute was a really big model that was made for JLC when he had items being made in italy. It was a lot bigger then standerd gauge. This is the only info I know.
The "Brute" kind of resembles a Bi-Polier. I think there was 2 made the massive one that is huge that just went up for sale and a identical one but smaller I thing it is O-gauge. I think CTT had a article this year on the big one and that they stripped it of paint and did some kind of preservation to the metal. But the smaller one is still in original shape painted green. Don't remember where I saw the info on the smaller one. Mite of been the same article.
Me I would like the smaller Mini-Brute cause of course if I owned it I would run it.
FOUND IT. May 2007 "The Brute stops here"
The smaller one here it states in a picture is a SUPER 381