Racer built in Britain to regain the world land speed record from USA. Major Henry Segrave drove the car at Daytona Beach and exceeded the previous record by 24 mph or 39 km/h.
In March 1929, Segrave went to. And after a sole practice run, on 11 March, in front of 120,000 spectators.
At 231.45 mph (372.46 km/h). Segrave was killed while setting a. On offer here is my. RARELY SEEN HUGE SIZE TIN CAR.... NOW NEARLY 90 YEARS OLD.
IMPRESSIVE SIZE AT 21 INCHES / appx. ORIGINAL TIN UNION JACK EMBLEMS STILL ON TAIL FIN. CAR HAS A LOSE FITTING(SITS IN ORIGINAL COCKPIT SLOTS) TINPLATE DRIVER HOLDING STEERING WHEEL, CORRECT SIZE WITH TWIN TABS... ORIGINAL PERIOD FIGURE FROM ANOTHER TINPLATE RACING CAR..... SHOWING EXPECTED AGE/PLAY WEAR;WITH SCUFFS, CHIPS, SCRATCHES, TARNISHING, METAL DINKS/CREASE/BENDS, PAINT LOSS AND OXIDE MARKING......SOLID OLD CAR;NO REPAINT OR TOUCH UP. HAS LITTLE PLAY IN FRONT WHEELS...... HAND BRAKE LEVER DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE WORKING...
ONE REAR WHEEL SLIPPING ON AXLE, JUST WANTS TOUCH OF CENTER HUB SOLDER/MODELLING CEMENT ETC. WITH CAREFUL WINDING OF STRONG MECHANISM... WHEELS WILL SPIN ALOFT, AND CAR WILL STILL MOVE FORWARD. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THE NUMEROUS MODERN REPRODUCTIONS......Or the often seen U. Please take a good close look for yourself as these images also form part of the description... If you need more pics etc... The item "RARE GUNTHERMANN GOLDEN ARROW LAND SPEED RECORD CAR CLOCKWORK GERMANY tin toy" is in sale since Monday, March 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Clockwork/Wind-Up". The seller is "audio2424" and is located in Thetford. This item can be shipped worldwide.