Check out my other auctions for many more tin and other antique toys being listed! This is a very large and impressive looking 1950's 18.5 long tin friction SUPER RACER 42 Racer that was made by GEM of France.This toy race car is almost identical to the Yonezawa of Japan 98 racer but is harder to find. It is all tin construction with original knock-off rubber tires. The toy is marked GEM on the sides of the body. The powerful friction motor still works well. This racer was modeled after the 1952 Indy 500 winning race car.
Awesome looking car with wonderful chrome detailing; chrome rack and pinion suspension, chrome grille cage, and a large chrome sidepipe! Very detailed helmeted tin driver with plastic arms. The lithographed colors are great with a huge red flame coming down the bonnet and off the back of the seat! CONDITION: This toy is complete and the friction still works well.
There is overall scratching and wear, along with some light corrosion all over as shown, especially to the chrome plated parts (see pics). Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "1950's GEM Large 18.5 Tin Friction Super Racer Indy Racing Car Toy" is in sale since Sunday, January 15, 2017.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles". The seller is "treasuresof-yesterday" and is located in Webster, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.