The Schuco Varianto wire-track system was introduced in 1951. The company's advertisements stated, "The automatic traffic game featuring a new kind of wire track never seen before." The clockwork or battery-operated cars had a guide wheel on the underside that set within coiled wire tracks. The tracks could be arranged in various configurations of the owner's own design. Different plastic pieces could be linked with the wire track to create intersections and overpasses.
The Varianto system was sold for fifteen years and was immensely popular as a much cheaper alternative to electric train sets, having similar features and limited in layout only by the owner's imagination.
What's your Schuco Varianto worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Schuco Varianto Elektro 3112 Box Selten Germany 1950s||10/2021||$102.38|
|Schuco Varianto Box 3010 30 Tinplate Garage In Original||10/2021||$72.40|
|2 Clockwork Steerable Cars Schuco Varianto Limo Western||08/2021||$20.90|
|Rare Schuco Varianto State Patrol Police Cabriolet 3045||10/2021||$113.50|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||12/2021||$-.--|