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What is the Serial Number Index?

When I speak to fellow arcade machine collectors I'm always fascinated to learn the history of their machines. Details such as where it had previously been located and who has owned it over the years simply add more charm to an already desirable cabinet.

With Out Run being one of my all-time favourite machines I decided to start putting together my own potted history of Out Run machines. While the list isn't lengthy I'm already starting to see ownership of Out Run cabs transfer from one collector to another.

I got the idea of putting together an Out Run serial number directory after seeing a similar project over on the World of Spectrum Forums. There, a keen forumite was interested in collecting not only the serial numbers, but other interesting bits of info and trivia relating to each machine. At present, the Spectrum Serial Numbers List covers around 1,600 machines.

I don't expect the list of machines in my Out Run Serial Numbers list will get anywhere near that number, but it would be great if this list could continue to grow. So, if you're an Out Run owner, or know where there's a machine that's not listed, please let me have as much information about it as possible so I can add it to the list.

Click here to view the latest version of the Serial Numbers Index (PDF)