Lionel Lines
Twin Automobile Car
1956 - 1959

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The 6424 Twin Automobile Car was introduced in 1956. It was a nice companion to the 6414 automobile carrier introduced in the previous year. As a matter of fact, the 6424 autos are easier to view and better displayed than the 6414 automobile carrier.

A small piece of history is associated with the introduction of the 6424 twin automobile car. Specifically, this flatcar introduced a new flatcar mold (#6424-11) to the Lionel line. This mold (#6424-11) continued throughout the remaining postwar era. Although the number and color varied, it remainded the same mold number on the flatcar.

The 6424 ran for several years and included many variations. Regarding the automobile color, any color combination could have been included by Lionel. In most instances Lionel included two different color autos, but exceptions do exist and occassionally you'll find an auto car with two of the same color autos.

Standard features include: black molded frame with white lettering, two premium automobiles, two operating couplers, a metal superstructure used to hold the vehicles onto the flatcar, simulated footsteps at each corner plus a single brakewheel stand with metal brakewheel.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
As for variations, you'll find the 6424 with differnet mold numbers, truck types or location of the stamped number on the frame.

Bar-End Trucks - Shown in the photo above - All bar-end versions have the number on the right. A metal plate is used to secure the trucks to the frame while the superstructure is screwed to the metal truck frame.
AAR Trucks, 6424 on Left - Some versions with AAR trucks have the number '6424' to the left of the word Lionel on the side of the flatcar. The superstructure is riveted to the frame.
AAR Trucks, 6424 on Right - Some versions with AAR trucks have the number '6424' to the right of the word Lionel on the side of the flatcar. The superstructure is riveted to the frame.
'Slotted' frame for 6805 - A few examples of the 6424 flatcar have surfaced with a modified 6424-11 frame. The modification deals with the addition of 4 extra slots in the frame and 2 small molded 'bumps' on the top near each end (4 in total). This is the rarest version of the 6424 flatcar and will command a steep premium in today's marketplace.

6424 Twin Automobile Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Bar-End Trucks 1956 - 1957:Late Classic with Insert 1956 - 1958
AAR Trucks, '6424' on Left 1958 - 1959:Bold Classic 1958
AAR Trucks, '6424' on Right 1958 - 1959:~ ~ ~ ~~
Slotted 6424-11 Frame 1958:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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6424 Twin Automobile Car
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Available inventory as of Sat Feb 13 03:00:01 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 65.00Up for sale is an early flatcar version with bar-end trucks and a solid reproduction box. Also included are two reproduction automobiles. The flatcar is in gorgeous condition and the autos are brand new.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 66.00Now available is the early, preferred flatcar with bar-end trucks. Also included is a solid reproduction box as well as two reproduction automobiles.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 67.00Here is a super clean automobile flatcar with AAR trucks. Included are two reproduction automobiles as well as a solid repro box.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 90.00Here's a nice and clean, all-original flatcar with automobiles. Both the red and white car are original postwar automobiles and each have complete front and rear chrome bumpers. This is the later version flatcar with AAR trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$127.00Now available for sale is a near-new flatcar with two original automobiles. The flatcar is the later version with AAR trucks. The autos are original postwar autos, with complete, shiny, undamaged front and rear bumpers.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$315.00This is the rare flatcar with rail stops molded into each end. Additionally, this freight car has the scarce mustard yellow automobile as one of the autos. Both of the autos are complete with all chrome pieces and look stunning! The orig box is solid and the correct Bold Classic version.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 95.00Sat Dec 1 07:55:36 2012 Here for sale is the 1958 version flatcar with AAR trucks. There is no damage, chips nor nicks on the freight car and the reproduction automobiles are complete with full, undamaged front and rear chrome bumpers.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$ 95.00Wed May 2 12:27:36 2012 This is a beautiful, later version freight car with AAR trucks, number on the left and two original autos. This popular postwar rolling stock flatcar has the 6511-2 number on the frame and and includes an original load of red and white "Premium Car".
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$125.00Mon Apr 22 18:28:00 2013 Up for sale is a pristine postwar flatcar with bar-end trucks and original automobiles. The green and yellow auto are in great condition, have complete chrome bumpers and show almost no signs of handling nor usage.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$325.00Mon Aug 31 05:49:32 2015 This is the scarcest version of the 6424, the flatcar has the 6805 nubs removed but the slots for the rail clips still remain molded into the frame. The car is an anomaly in that it is unrun but shows minor evidence of aging, or shelf wear.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9/OB$225.00Mon Dec 30 19:58:09 2013 Up for sale is a near-Mint flatcar with original postwar automobile still in their original sleeve! The flatcar is the early version with bar-end trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$115.00Sat Dec 1 07:56:59 2012 Here's a nice and clean flatcar with a set of premium reproduction red and white automobiles. This popular postwar rolling stock flatcar has AAR trucks and includes the fairly rare 6464-60 original box.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$210.00Mon Feb 23 10:09:00 2015 Here's a stunning, all original flatcar with postwar automobiles. The automobiles have complete front and rear chrome bumpers. The orig. box is a scarce variation, but the correct one for this version of the flatcar with a red and white auto.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$235.00Sun Aug 16 12:24:54 2015 Up for sale is a gorgeous flatcar with set of two original postwar automobiles. However, the real rare item of this set is the original box. This box is the rarest of all 6424 boxes and is the correct version for the red and white autos.
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