LINEMAR Tin Friction Indy 500 Watson Roadster Race Car 8 NMIB. Here is an 8 long tin friction powered Indianapolis 500 Speedway open wheel racer. Made by Tomiyama (Tomy) of Japan for Linemar which was Marx Japan toy division in the early 1960s.
The car is clean as new and in near mint original condition with all parts intact. It has a strong friction motor with clicker motor sound as well.As an added bonus the beautifully illustrated factory box is included. Representing a Watson front engine Indy roadster, Linemar calls this a Speedway Racer Indianapolis Style. Many toy race cars are rather generic looking, but this magnificent car looks very realistic with it's offset driver compartment and separate Offy 4 cylinder exhaust running the length of the car. The has never been played with or out on display.
Some minor manufacturing marks appear on the body but most old toys of this caliber exhibit similar markings. Nothing objectionable and certainly part of the charm of the toy. Nicely treaded rubber tires are all flawless with no cracks or flat spots.Friction motor runs like new; long, strong and smooth with great clicker engine sound. Original view style box has beautiful color graphics showing cars speeding along a race track with grandstand in background and flag man waving checkered flag. Box is crisp and clean with no stains or fading. Flaps are all intact and like new. An original Kresge price sticker is still affixed to one box end. Corner of view window shows a very minor tear. Check out my other auctions for more great old toy cars and trucks!
Toy is described to the best of my knowledge and ability. I take many photos from various angles, and all have super size ability. Unless noted, these photos will clearly show the true condition of item. Photos are of actual item being auctioned. I do not skimp on packing.
Not due to postal misuse, but by poor and insensitive wrapping. You will not receive toys packed like this from me. All my items are thoughtfully and carefully packed as though I would be mailing them to myself. Prices are set by size and weight.Create listings that get noticed! With Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. The item "LINEMAR Tin Friction Indy 500 Watson Roadster Race Car 8 NMIB" is in sale since Sunday, September 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles". The seller is "tootoy" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.