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Input/advice PLEASE: price for Boxed Prewar American Flyer set

I have the opportunity to buy a prewar boxed American Flyer passenger set. Cost is $100 even.

I haven’t seen it since it was offered to me about a year ago but its kinda looks the one I linked below. The differences and similarities are:

- There might be 3 passenger cars

-Passenger cars are a green similar to the Illini passenger cars and have a crackled effect

- Set comes in original box which is in VG condition. Box is off-white with artwork on front

- I don’t believe there was a transformer


Similar Loco but  no head light(would that be the 1280?). Further, the loco is in pieces but the pieces aren’t broken all of the pieces are there. in fact, the paint is great. I already Have the 1270  so I may be able to use the similar parts from the set loco to make my somewhat banged up 1270 look better

- Passenger cars are in good to VG condition

- original Track is included

I’ve always wanted a prewar boxed set. Whether it’s 2 or 3 Passenger cars.

so, 2 questions:

Has anyone ever seen/heard of a 2 to 3 car crackled green passenger car set with the prewar black loco w/o the headlight? Or the same arrangement led by a 1270?

for that price, with what’s included, is it a good deal or would I be overpaying?

Very excited to get your input!

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