Aurora A/FX Super II


In 1972 Aurora offered what was to date the most technically sophisticated HO slot car ever produced. Costing three to four times what a then box-stock Aurora A/FX slot car sold for, these cars were snapped up by the growing number of serious HO slot car racers looking for the ultimate in high-speed racing performance and handling.

These special Aurora A/FX Super II cars sold for $12.00 dollars. While by current standards that doesn't seem like all that much to pay for a state of the art HO slot car, taking into account inflation, these cars would have cost nearly $50.00 in today's dollars.

Aurora A/FX Super II - 1972 Catalog Page


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Based on a standard Aurora A/FX chassis these cars included machined aluminum wheels front and rear, front and side chassis weights, a hot dual-wound motor called a Quadra-Lam, special motor brush assemblies with heat sinks and stronger motor magnets, topped off with a light-weight pre-painted Lexan body.

Early Aurora Super II chassis also included a special set of pickup shoes with small copper braids attached at the front edge. These were later dropped and replaced with standard pickup shoes which reduced friction and were easier to maintain and replace. For 1972 only an orange Lexan body was available.

For 1973 the Aurora catalog listed the Aurora A/FX Super II in four different body colors with gold-plated pickup shoes replacing the troublesome copper braids used on the original cars.

Aurora A/FX Super II - 1973 Catalog Page


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Aurora sold a fair number of these exotic HO racers, but few remain today. From time to time a nice one in good working condition comes up for auction on eBay, but they normally sell for well over $150.00 dollars if they are an original Aurora Super II. The Aurora A/FX Quadra-Lam motor alone often sells for close to $100 dollars on eBay.

Aurora offered all of the parts to build or repair a Super II. Collectors wanting to purchase an Aurora Super II on eBay should make certain they're getting a factory original car and not one built up from Aurora NOS repair parts.


Building a Super II Replica

As mentioned above, Aurora sold Super II replacement parts through their normal dealer channels. Most of the Super II parts required to build a Super II are still available as NOS with the exception of the Aurora Quadra-Lam motor armature and upper gear plate. An Aurora Mean Green Motor armature makes a suitable substitute for the hard to find Quadra-Lam motor.

Aurora A/FX Super II Chassis Diagram


See the parts list below for NOS Aurora Super II parts and the Aurora A/FX and Aurora Magna-Traction sections for all of the other chassis components needed to restore or build your own Aurora Super II replica.


Aurora Super II Replica Kit

I am also offering a complete Super II Kit which includes everything required to build a replica of the original Aurora Super II slot car. My kit includes the newer Aurora A/FX Magna-Traction chassis, Zapped Magnets and an Aurora A/FX Mean Green Motor instead of the rare and very expensive Aurora A/FX Quadra-Lam motor.

Please keep in mind that my kit provides all of the parts to build an Aurora Super II replica chassis, not an original car. The kit includes Silicone Tires in place of the ground foam tires the original cars came with, a Threaded Rear Axle and Aluminum Hubs in place of the original set-screw wheels and an Unpainted Lexan body shell.

Would this Aurora Super II replica fool a collector? Hardly. Fool your friends? Maybe. Be a blast to race and show? Definitely!

  Super II Kit w/ Mean Green Motor $64.99 Temporarily Out of Stock
  Super II Polymer Kit w/ Mean Green $76.99 Temporarily Out of Stock

    The Super II Polymer Kit has PolyMag motor magnets
    instead of the Zapped Magnets provided in the basic kit,
    making this a Much Faster Super II than the original.


View Super II Pickup Shoes (Pair) in Pop-Up Window Super II Pickup Shoes (Pair) $3.35
View Super II Pickup Shoe Springs (4) in Pop-Up Window Super II Pickup Shoe Springs (4) $3.35
View Super II Steel Guide Pin in Pop-Up Window Super II Steel Guide Pin $1.95

  Super II Clear Lexan CanAm Body $6.50 Temporarily Out of Stock

View Super II Mean Green & Gear Plate in Pop-Up Window Super II Mean Green & Gear Plate $9.99
View Super II Mean Green Motor Armature in Pop-Up Window Super II Mean Green Motor Armature $9.99
View Super II Polymer Motor Magnets (Pr) in Pop-Up Window Super II Polymer Motor Magnets (Pr) $14.99 Temporarily Out of Stock

View Super II Motor Brushes (Pair) in Pop-Up Window Super II Motor Brushes (Pair) $2.65
View Super II Motor Brush Tubes (Pair) in Pop-Up Window Super II Motor Brush Tubes (Pair) $1.75
View Super II Motor Brush Springs (Pair) in Pop-Up Window Super II Motor Brush Springs (Pair) $2.25

View Super II Motor Brush Kit in Pop-Up Window Super II Motor Brush Kit $5.35
  HSS Drill Bit (for Brush Tubes) $2.35

View Super II Gear Clamp in Pop-Up Window Super II Gear Clamp $1.90
View Super II Cluster Gear & Shaft in Pop-Up Window Super II Cluster Gear & Shaft $1.65
View Super II 19 Tooth Crown Gear in Pop-Up Window Super II 19 Tooth Crown Gear $2.20
View Super II Straight Rear Axle in Pop-Up Window Super II Straight Rear Axle $1.95

View Super II Front Axle/Wheel Assembly in Pop-Up Window Super II Front Axle/Wheel Assembly $4.10
View Super II Threaded Rear Axle w/ Nuts in Pop-Up Window Super II Threaded Rear Axle w/ Nuts $5.65
View Super II Threaded Aluminum Hubs in Pop-Up Window Super II Threaded Aluminum Hubs $4.35
View Super II Rear Sponge Tires (Pair) in Pop-Up Window Super II Rear Sponge Tires (Pair) $1.95
View Super II Rear Silicone Tires (Pair) in Pop-Up Window Super II Rear Silicone Tires (Pair) $2.25

View Super II Full Chassis Weight Kit in Pop-Up Window Super II Full Chassis Weight Kit $5.30
View Super II Side Weight Kit in Pop-Up Window Super II Side Weight Kit $2.45
View Super II Front Weight Kit in Pop-Up Window Super II Front Weight Kit $3.10

  

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