1920s Original CIJ ALFA ROMEO P2 Clockwork Racer Toy RARE Tin / Steel Windup Toy - 21 inches (53 cm) long. Offered for sale is a very rare 1920s Original C. (Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet) ALFA ROMEO P2 Clockwork Race Car Toy. Clockwork mechanism tin / pressed steel windup Race Car toy measuring a large 21 inches (53 cm) long. A fine early Paris, France / French designed toy with great details throughout.Includes the black rubber tires and working steering wheel. The steering column goes down to the front wheel axle using a rack and pinion system, allowing the front wheels to be turned left and right. Has a partial sticker on the front hood, which you can make out the word'MILANO.
The white number'2' is on both rear sides, mid hood sides, and on the front radiator grill mesh/net. There is a unique white triangle with cloverleaf emblem on both sides of the front hood.
Two black leather bands are fitted over the hood. There is several fuel lid / exhaust caps on the top, and a large exhaust pipe along the left side body of the vehicle. There is a shifter switch to the right of the driver's seat which turns the windup on/off. This toy racer is an outstanding representation of the original Alfa Romeo Race Car, designed by Engineer Vittorio Jano around 1923/24. The P2 would go on to win 14 Grands Prix and major events throughout the 1920's.The Racer had some of the biggest names of that era in its driver's seat including: Antonio Ascari, Giuseppe Campari, Achille Varzi, and Enzo Ferrari, who would later start his own line of race cars. This model race car is one of the largest and most detailed toys made by any European Toy Company of the 1920's/1930's. Please see all the photos below. Condition: Guaranteed original pre-WWII toy and overall good condition. Strong colors / lithography with some general play wear. Steering wheel is working, as the steering column goes down to the front wheel axle, allowing the front wheels to be turned left/right. The original windup key is no longer present but we used a spare key to test, and the windup mechanism is still working fine. There is some red paint touchup spots including around the top radiator/exhaust caps and around the windup key hole on the back right side. There is some crazing to the seats and the black rubber tires have hardened and aged as expected. This toy makes for a very large and beautiful display piece to add to your Tin / Pressed Steel / Toy Vehicle collection. KEY: vintage old antique german germany guntherman gunthermenn gunthermann lehmann carette clock work tinplate litho vehicle sedan luxury tourer jep tipp tippco bing distler litho lithography kellermann ernst plank louis marx strauss drgm stock mechanical wind up gely touring hans eberl pressed press buddy L kingsbury keystone karl bub german germany Charles Rossignol CR C. The item "1920s CIJ ALFA ROMEO P2 Racer French Tin Steel Clockwork Windup Toy Race Car" is in sale since Thursday, January 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles". The seller is "calisun9" and is located in Encino, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.