These were made by Poliumex in Mexico after acquiring the original metal dies from the German Tippco / Tipp & Co buses back in the 1960's. They are good quality and look very cool. This particular piece is the " GRUA " or tow truck No. The back wheels have and bend so they don't allow the car to run when you rev up the friction mechanism - I don't want to brake them trying to straighten them out, so I'll leave it as is. The bend in the wheels also give the car a bit of a wobble.
One of the back rims has a break (see image #8). There are few minor scratches, some paint loss on white arm and some chrome loss on the front bumper. Included is the original box, but it does have a tear. I noticed that the green color looks a bit light in the pictures than it does in person. Image #12 is closer to the true color in person.
I WILL BE LISTING SEVERAL LEMY FRICTION TOYS, SO BE SURE TO CHECK MY OTHER AUCTIONS. The item "Rare Vintage Lemy Poliumex Tow Truck GRUA VW Tin Toy Volkswagen Car Tippco" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles". The seller is "bluesfreak2112" and is located in Lynwood, California.
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