Another very hard to find Japanese tin car by Linemar with a seldom seen reproduction box. This beautifully restored 1956 Lincoln Continental 2 door hardtop is the friction version with battery operated headlamps and taillights. It measures approximately 11" long (27.9 cm) by 3.25 tall (8.3 cm) and 4" wide (10.2 cm).The paint on this car is terrific and almost looks like Bakelite. The colorful, lithographed blue and cream interior offers a nice contrast to the deep burgundy color. All of the tin trim including bumpers, grill, and windshield trim are in very nice condition and still shine. The hood ornament is a die cast replacement and the antenna has been replaced as well, both look excellent. The celluloid in the windows has also been replaced, but it would be hard to tell. The rubber wheels are good and the hubcaps are nice, but do have some spotting typical of these cars. The base plate is totally original and in great condition, as is the battery box. The friction works smoothly just as it is supposed to, and the switch operates the headlights and taillights. The reproduction box is really well done and almost looks original. It has been shrink-wrapped for protection. Ron Smith and William C. Gallagher's "The Big Book of Tin Toy Cars" rates this car a 10 in terms of rarity, with a very high dollar value. The item "1956 Lincoln Continental 11 Japanese Tin Car by Linemar NR" is in sale since Sunday, January 22, 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.