Vintage Toy Cars - Dinky 102 Joe's Car from Jerry Anderson's Joe 90 TV Series. Joes Car featured opening wings, extending tails fins, a red flashing exhaust light, powered by a 1.5v battery and jewelled headlights.
The first version had chrome engines, white markings on the top and bottom of the rear fins, the connecting rod for the rear fins had a pipe cover on the front portion covering the bare metal rod and finally it had the licensing text on the bottom. Later variants of this version could omit the white paint on the top or bottom of the rear fin or from both sides, and remove the front covering of the metal rod.
The licensing text also disappeared on these later variants. The key feature of this model was the flashing turbine driven rocket exhaust. This was powered by an AA 1.5 volt battery which activated a flashing bulb which utilised a bi-metal stip to create the effect. Many modern bulb replacements do not have this strip and the light therefore does not flash.Joes car is really a misnomer as it was designed and mostly driven by Mac his adoptive father. Professor Ian McClaines (Mac) Jet Air Car was a car built by himself to his own specifications. Its lack of design and unusual appearance is explained by the fact that, as a Professor-type, Mac concentrated on performance rather than looks. With its turbo driven aero engines it could fly at 300mph, as a hovercraft at 70 knots or on land at 200mph. The car had retractable wings and fins as well as wheels. Notes: Displays well, light bulb for the rocket booster needs replacing, flip out wings work, original item. This is a rare car. As pictured details the grade of product, if you would like any more details don't hesitate to ask, I will respond as soon as I can. The item "Vintage Toy Cars Dinky 102 Joe's Car from Jerry Anderson's Joe 90 TV Series" is in sale since Monday, October 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys, Hobbies\Diecast Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Vintage Manufacture".
The seller is "thewonkyscouthall" and is located in Silkstone, Queensland. This item can be shipped worldwide.