Although the gold paint of the car has faded and patinated in parts, I think this adds another dimension to the aesthetic of the original design. After all it was only designed for a very short lifetime of record braking.
The motor works when tested with its original key and the inside lid warns to engage the large motor locking lever before winding up. The large locking lever unusually has a long throw front to back and also works and is a prominent feature of the toy. The driver is somewhat loose but is original as is the celluloid windscreen.Overall it is free from dents so all of its uninterrupted smooth aerodynamic lines are in tact and although gold is missing or faded, giving it somewhat the look of the'Back To the Future Car' - it also having flown through time - with paint wearing more off of leading and trailing edges as it speeds through time - as though 90 years of breaking records - it all looks to have great age about it, to make for an impressive absorbing display and one which grows on you when contemplated - far from the slab of metal that it appears on first encounter. In fact, if a film company was asked to make it look as though it had traveled through time at speed - one couldn't have done it any better than it appears now. Indeed this'look' making this particular example, of itself, a unique object - standing out from other more pristine examples - in effect, it being awarded a badge of honor, the 4 gold medals of its wheels - which are still bright, and in being so, the contrast with its time worn leading edges visually revealing.
A little but unique detail, a point, a nuance, serving.... To pop that bubble of time'..... Which is, one way or another, what everyone, from Richard Branson to Metro Goldwyn Mayer, ultimately, desperately, wants to do... Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Gunthermann Record car 54cm clockwork original box key driver works Germany bing" is in sale since Thursday, July 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Clockwork/Wind-Up". The seller is "greenergates" and is located in Stockport. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.