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godddd do i remember those.i had two of them,the dune buggy and the trike one,,i remember the trike being red,man i went through those glow plugs like crazy,,hehehe. i also remember the damn blisters i would get on my fingers pulling the cord thing to get them started..god to be young again lol
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GLENN MILLER - December 02, 2008 - Report this comment
LOOKING FOR THE 57CHEVY WIDOWMAKER COX CAR PLEYS HELP ME FIND ONE EMAIL ADDRES thank you vere much mony no object pleas send photo thankyou
Chad Johnston - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
gary - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
my dad bought us one, it was the trike. man that thing would move. it would go all over the place. it was a blast.
nick - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
i just found my old vega i got in 1975 when i was ten. im 43 now. it was only run once. missing some pieces but the motor spins good and makes the flub flub of good compresssion. i put it on line and someone offered me 50 bucks for it. dont know if thats good or bad. anyone know where i could find a price list. thanks
bob - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the beetle,dune buggy &pick up,need tires for them if anyone has tires they like to sell here is my address
jay - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
i buy all cox cars
Sandra - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what year the Cox Spiderman car was made? I've been trying to find info on it but am not having any luck.
Paul - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my brother and i getting them 4 Xmas in 70ish,he got the pinto and i got the dragster.Mine never ran right,i had his up to i got my first house and prolly threw it away.I wanted the Schwinn Apple Krate.But what a gr8 toy.Now i have a real drag car,funny how life works :)
Donald - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Growing up I had a cox baha bug,dune buggie,shrike and dragster. with testor I had a honda ATC 70,and a all terrain vehicle. I had a exstensive hot wheel red line collection (about60 cars). I had aurora AFX cars and tracks with the loops and high bank turns and also rord a schwinn varsity 10 speed but always wanted a orange crate. I loved my child hood and only wish the youth of today could enjoy theirs like I did mine.
john n ponch - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
My neibor n I had cox cars. I had the dunebuggy, he had the yellow baja bug. one time in 1975 we ran his bug so hot, the pull start had no compression. had to wait @45 MIN.THEN IT RAN LIKE A COX.
Steve - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Me and My brother Had one our father was a Jerk he started it inside once I was forever hooked it was a plane. P51 Mustang retractable landing gear awsome it wasnt a car but great anyway .turned out our father was a bigger kid than we were we never seen it again it happen with puppies train sets that smoked what a jerk.LOL dont do this to your kids Toys inspire the imagination like they what a terrable thing to waist.
Vinnybabs - September 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I have 8 of the Cox and Testors cars. Some never fueled. Does anybody know of a show where I can set up a table to sell these in the NYC area?
Scottman2007 - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
He yfor all you guys that love theese cox powered car,i have some really cool news ,I live in Indiana and there is a toy company here called Autoworld/Round2,and they bring back all the cool stuff (toys) from the 70's ,mostly all automotive,they have brought back a bunch of cool models from the 70's,and also they do alot of slot cars from back in the day70's,AFX,and T-Jets.anyway they are bring back out the COX VEGA FUNNY CAR !!! most of the car is done but they had an issue with the motor,since coz doesnt make the egines anymore they are having another factory tool the motor,so its been slow going,but it is coming out.right now their store website is open,they are redoing their main website.but here is the link the main website will be done soon but you can go here and get an idea,you wont find any info on the cox yet but trust me i have seen the pictures .
Joe G. - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a brand new used "Widowmaker" version of the Dodge Challenger (1971) molded in black. I still the original box and even the can of gas that came with it. The engine has never been used or run, even after all these years. I have displayed the car at car shows along with my 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 which is also black. It's a very nice toy that has enjoyed a very pampered life. I have thought about selling it from time to time....but it's hard to sell even a part of your youth.
Glen Y. - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I have my COX Dune Buggy auctioning on ebay right now...Does anyone remember or know how much these costs back then?
Anthony R - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I have 2 Cox cars. One is a dune buggy and one is a red dragster with a spider on the front. They worked great in the 70's.
Mike M - August 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have the orange Cox Dune Buggy, got it for X-mas in the early 70's. I seem to remember that they sold for $29.95 or $39.95 back then. Very cool toy. I wonder if the injection mold tooling is still around somewhere...wouldn't it be cool if came back. I would think they would sell really well.
Bruce - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
i have a purple cox dune buggy in origanal box never ran includes original cox gas in can want to sell! contact me at
jeff jekkel - September 28, 2011 - Report this comment
restoring a COX TRIKE. especially need a drag slick contact
scottman2007 - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Hey Mike,Thereis acomoany here in Indiana,that trying to bring them back,One major problem they are havig is someone making a decent cox style motor. they were almost there and this company in china made them but they had a big problem ,in their Quality Control,so They pulled the plug with them and now they are trying to find someone else,an its been a very long wait ,they arestill looking and trying to do this,The first car they are doing is a 1972 Vega Funny Car,The ysay if they find a Mgfr to make the motorsadn the Vega Funny car sells well,they will bring out other models,the place thats doing this is called Autoworld/Round2..they hvae brought back old school AFX slot cars from the 70's/80's,and they have done Diecast and the yalso make old school models from the 70's and is their website. there is no info on their site about the cox style motor ,but they are doing it and if you email them ,they will tell you about it.
Jimmy - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My mother had someone putting new insulation in the attic of her home and found a box with Christmas gifts for us kids I have some cox cars new in box for sale the pinto it is white the miss America plane the action van and a restores p51 mustang if interested please email me at
Terry - May 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I own a cox gas powered van. Motor fine and has everything but gas and battery and needs fuel lines. Would sell at good price. My e-mail is
RC - November 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a fast ones Dodge Challenger funny car that was a blast to run. Well one day it ran really really good to which it busted the tether and took off right as it was running out of fuel. Like a supercharger monster it ran straight on and started lifting the front wheels when the big hill got in the way. Blutered the body and scattered parts everywhere. I saved the motor parts and some body parts which I still have now. What do you know, I found a junker on Ebay for 30 bucks and am now reviving my old pal! Can't find the pulley part as well as the back side of the supercharger, but they will turn up. Still trying to find pictures of an intact one so I can see how the body attaches to the frame as well as what it rests on when down. I am going to try firing it up as well. What fun!
dave - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
ive got a cox eliminator 2 for sale (831)809-5658
JOE DOMINGUEZ - February 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I own 6 cox cars 1 vega, 2 pintos, 2dragsters & the widowmaker. i might sale them 505-280-5552
M P Lewis - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a NIB Vintage cox Super Sport Trainer Tether Plane (pink), missing engine & nose cone;NIB Vintage Cox Sky Copter .020 engine; NIB Vintage Cox Van Blaster .049 gas pwrd, rare find;NIB Cox VW Dune Buggy (purple metallic)gas.049engine; NIB '77 Cox Mag Blaster .049 engine. If interested please EM me at
Wayne Staten - June 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I worked mowing lawns as a kid seamed like an eternity making money to buy myself The Cox Dragster Eliminator II. I was very excited the day I had enough money to buy it . When to Kmart and bought it, got it home, took it out of the box, when the people that raised me( not my parents )tool of a guy took it out of my hand and shattered it across his leg. I was 12 and not happy. The end of the story is better. Found one on eBay and bought it, 40 years later. Life can suck as a kid when mean nasty people control ur life. But now I have one, and NO I'm not going to play with it. It sits on my desk in my office beside my Cox Vega.... Maybe I should run it, nah I think I'll leave it on my desk. Probably shatter it like it was the first time around. The people that raised me ain't getting this either.
ROBERT PAYNE - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
jeff custer - September 28, 2013 - Report this comment
i have an old cox van in good shape anyone know what there worth
Mr. G. - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the yellow funny car? I think it may have been the snake...Cox made it. One of my favorite memories...Kid next door had a white one..with stars........
Rick D. Smith - December 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Mine is more of a question! Have lots of Cox toys and engines and recently have dug the shrikes out and Bought the one I didn't have! There's 2 lime green ones,3 yellows I know of, 3 reds I know of and one black! Haven't had any luck finding factory imagines of them so my question is on the yellows,I have one with the residue of a sticker across the front and half length in the middle of rear fender! Saw one on shrike images but pictures are so fuzzy you can't Make out what they are! And did any actually come with a #5 on it? Can anybody answer this or know of pics anywhere to see or have a yellow shrike with the sideways stickers on the front?
Orlando - February 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Trying to locate the Cox Command Jeep anyone that has one for sale please e-mail me @ Thanks Orlando
TikiTommy1960 - February 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Trying to find some advice / help with questions on how to clean and care for a COX gas powered Mercedes Race Car I recently found. It appeared to be in excellent condition but seems like the motor wont turn. Dismantled most of the car and was surprised to find the motor appears to beall gunked up but looks pretty shiney. Beautiful car Message me at @TikiTommy1960 on twitter or on facebook @ Tommy Tiki Tommy Henderson , thanks in advance for any help on how to clean the motor and or the plastic parts
Charles - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Many eons ago my folks got me the Don Garlits dragster. Don`t remember if it was the front or rear engine design. I kinda remember it being a Cox unit. If anyone has info on it or one to sell you can contact me at:
Vince - June 28, 2014 - Report this comment
After 50 years it's time to liquidate. I have Widowmaker, Spider and Pinto all used. Mclaren, 57 Chevy both NEW. 57 still has the original vinyl instruction record. All cars stored off their tires. Also have lots of parts; wheels, hubs, motor and gas tank all brand new in bags. Gas cans, black box starting kit. Original cox ads. Lots more stuff. Anyone interested email me for complete listing.
david hill - January 03, 2015 - Report this comment
im a big collecter of cox and testors gas powered toys, got my first plane at age 6 , nothing like a piston powered anything! the smell, the sound,got me hooked now I have 13 airplanes, 9 cars and 2 boats all cox and testors wouldn't sell not a one of them,love the 1980s!!!!!
Rob Lambert - January 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Cox goes back to 1947. The business remained in the Cox family until 1970, when the founder retired and sold to Leisure Dynamics. Along with street vehicles, Cox also sold gas-powered model airplanes, rocket ships and HO scale locomotives. Even Mattel wasn't daring enough to attempt marketing internal-combustion models like these. Cox toys were always expensive, due to the precision work involved in making each model.
king of swing - May 31, 2015 - Report this comment
HELP looking for hemi motor for my cox gas dragster
Red Green - September 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I have 6 used cox cars for sale for $550.00 If interested call me at 207 330 8024
Danny - October 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Looking for a vintage orange Baja Volkswagen made in 70s had battery pack hookup and run on gas.had yellow strip and rubber tires call leave message at 8284508497
Steveo - November 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Looking for 1960's Econoline tether car loved them
Johnny - December 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Was there ever a true orange buggy produced with chrome rims? Maybe a stray crossover bug from 1970 or so? Thank you
mike r - July 31, 2016 - Report this comment
just got a cox Riviera in a estate sale its a purple color engine turn but not complete revolution the ones I seen on ebay had x frame this one had solid bottom any help...age/value would be appreciated its on a scale of 1 to 10 in 3-4 condition thanx
Dave - October 02, 2016 - Report this comment
I have a NIB Cox Command Jeep, purchased in 1976. Wondering as to its worth. Thanks.
Tom W. - May 15, 2017 - Report this comment
I'm looking for rear rims for a baja Bug.
ROBERT - May 27, 2017 - Report this comment
looking for back tires&wheels 70;s dune buggy chrome.. had the all chrome cox mustang ? airplane.only 10 yrs old 1st time out controller line came off.. away she went..and went & ?? outch//...
Noah - January 27, 2018 - Report this comment
Looking for gas powered tractor models
Rey solo - February 11, 2018 - Report this comment
1975 I was 15 grew up poor but my mom manage to buy me the Cox Vega the best gift ever some one stole it from me never forgot that car
Hank - March 01, 2018 - Report this comment
I have a cox 67 corvette coupe,any idea on the value?
Rob Lambert - March 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Hank: eBay has some clues. It's got a used late 60s Corvette selling for $100, missing some parts but works. Also, an unused, unassembled, mint Corvette, with original paperwork, selling for $850. A hobby shop may also carry pricing guides for vintage Cox vehicles. Original address was Santa Ana, Calif.
Dave Hobson - September 07, 2018 - Report this comment
I have a new in box Cox .049 Jeep, if anyone is interested.
Nick - September 27, 2018 - Report this comment
Hi, i have the cox trike and I am looking for the front forks. Any leads where I could find original replacement parts?
Bill - October 12, 2018 - Report this comment
I have just brought the beetle for £35.00 not sure what it’s worth??

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