I seldom call anything rare, but if I did, this car would be it. This pale blue 1949 Cadillac convertible is unmarked, other than Made in Japan on the baseplate.It measures approximately 9.5" long (24 cm) by 3.5 tall (8.9 cm) and 4.25" wide (10.8 cm). The body of course is an older repaint, however, everything else is original including the baseplate. The car features a fully lithographed interior with a tin driver and female companion. The seat litho is almost identical to the Marusan Cadillac seats while the passengers look like miniature versions of the big Ichiko Lincoln.
Regardless, it makes for a terrific presentation. The tin trim looks to have been polished and the headlamps surround amber glass inserts. The celluloid in the windshield is original.
The lithographed Cadillac hood and trunk insignias look great along with unusual lithographed taillights. The lithographed interior does have a few abrasions and the tonneau cover has its share of spidering. But even with all of that said, the car looks terrific. The tires and whitewalls are in very good condition and are similar to the Marusan Cadillac wheels. The friction works as it should and the base plate is totally original.The item "1949 Cadillac Convertible Japanese Tin Car with Driver and Passenger NR" is in sale since Sunday, January 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Friction\Pre-1970". The seller is "ojohnny" and is located in Colleyville, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.