Large 17 Tin Friction 1961 Cadillac Car Opening Hood And Trunk Sss Bandai Japan
For sale is a vintage tin friction 1961 Cadillac made by Shioji of Japan, With a little help from Bandai, also of Japan. The car measures 17 inches or 43 centimeters long. Bandai and Shioji both made very similar versions of this 17 Cadillac. The cars are very similar, in fact, most of the parts can be interchanged. The big difference is the front of the car. The Bandai version is actually from a 1963 Cadillac while the front of the Shioji version is that of a 1961 car. The SSS version also has a hood and trunk that open. This Cadillac is the Shioji version for all that matters; it has the 61 grille and the opening trunk and hood, but also incorporates a few Bandai parts, mainly, the base and the blue dashboard in the interior. The car is complete except for the red plastic taillights. Also, the front windshield is a replacement, as are the hubcaps. The car is in very good, played with condition. The paint has a nice gloss and the colors are strong and vivid. There are a number of scratches and chips in the paint as well as a few paint touch ups, mainly on the base but also on the fins. The top of the car has a few small dings, nothing that stands out. The chrome trim is bright and shiny for the most part, with a few areas where the chrome trim has darkened. The interior is mostly made of a flocked material; you usually see this with the convertible version. The tires are in excellent condition and the friction motor works very well. This is a interesting hybrid car in nice condition. It looks fine as it is or it could be restored.
The Cadillacs are pictured on page 38 if the great Big Book of Tin Toy Cars. Questions are welcome and I will be happy to provide additional photos. The item "LARGE 17 TIN FRICTION 1961 CADILLAC CAR OPENING HOOD AND TRUNK SSS BANDAI JAPAN" is in sale since Sunday, January 07, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles".
The seller is "samsmom5" and is located in Fairfield, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Brand: SHIOJI
- Year: 1960'S