HESS AVANTI PEKING-PARIS RACE CAR. An exceedingly rare example of an amazing 1908 Hess tin flywheel Avanti Peking-Paris race car. Celebrating the crazed race of 10th June 1907 from Peking to Paris, this is an incredible historical piece with striking artwork and details. In a luscious near mint condition, has minimal wear. This toy is equipped with the old flywheel mechanism which is well known among collectors for its temperamental and tricky operation.A friend of mine who is well versed on antique flywheel toys shared a non-intrusive hint on how to get these flywheel engines rolling properly. I have fitted two tiny rubber tubes on the ends of the engine shaft, and it indeed rolls flawlessly upon using this trick.
Pictures of this at the end of the description. Rare original box included, also in near perfect shape. Additional pictures and video provided below. A scarce high grade collectors piece that will display magnificently in any tin toy anthology, never before offered in such sublime condition and with its box.
Feel free to pose any questions regarding this article. Please do not ask us to declare in the parcel a value below the sale price, as it is not possible. Mint 1908 HESS Tin Friction Flywheel AVANTI Peking-Paris Race Car" is in sale since Monday, July 25, 2016.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles". The seller is "odiabogosta" and is located in Lisboa, Lisboa. This item can be shipped worldwide.