68
Executive
Inspection Car
1958 - 1961


Page Last Updated 1/27/00

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History
The 68 Executive Inspection Car was a newly designed railroad item produced by Lionel in 1958. It is based upon real-life cars used by railroads to inspect their track as well as transport work crews to and from work location. Lionel's model is loosely based upon a 1958 DeSoto station wagon.

Features
The 68 Executive Inspection Car ran unchanged for four years, 1958 to 1961. Standard features include: red and cream painted body, two-position E-unit, simulated chrome front and rear bumpers, simulated light on the cars roof plus illuminated front headlights and rear taillights. The E-unit was manually controlled by the simulated light on the roof of the car.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Because the entire body was painted, these units are frequently found with some form of paint chipping or flaking. Additionally, the plastic shells are extremely fragile and commonly found with cracks in the shell.

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above. - All 68s were painted red and cream with illuminated front and rear light.

68 Executive Inspection Car
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Locomotive Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Side View 1958 - 1961:68 Brown Corrugated Box 1958 - 1961
Front View 1958 - 1961:68 Insert (Unopened!) 1958 - 1961
Rear View 1958 - 1961:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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68 Executive Inspection Car
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Available inventory as of Thu Nov 27 08:25:50 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$235.00Now available for sale is a cleaned, fully serviced and ready to run Executive Inspection Car. There are no chips nor cracks on the car and all bumpers and lights are complete and not damaged nor broken.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$210.00Wed Oct 1 18:06:07 2014 This Inspection Car has been cleaned and serviced and runs great. There is nothing broken nor damaged and it runs perfectly. The car is all-original, there are no reproduction parts
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$535.00Wed Aug 6 07:32:52 2014 Here's a beautiful, all-original, pristine Executive Inspection Car from the late 1950's. This one has been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and runs great. There are no nicks, chips nor blemishes on the car and the exterior colors look vibrant and basically new.
Table generated at Thu Nov 27 22:59:38 2014 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
How to Operate No. 68 Executive Inspection Car68-8110 / 19587$ 28.00Here's a complete instruction sheet with only a couple of minor spots on the front. There are no tears, writing nor tape on the instructions.
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