Has the same clasps on the tin tabs and wheel hub caps and print pattern as the smaller Gunthermann Record Car. Looks very stylish with the driver protected, cocooned deep down in the body shell - very small to emphasize the scale of the beast. And with a hat rather than a helmet - perhaps more the'gung-ho' bull dog spirit of the era. Same deep-drawn 3D shaping with metal creasing and folding being evident, as used to get continuity between the flat back wing and the deeply curved bulbous body as is also seen on the body figures of other pressed Gunthermann toys, same tone deep lustrous bright reflective paint with fine litho exhaust detail as on the larger Gunthermann record cars. I have included last picture above detail of a Gunthermann Felix the cat in order to show the use of both 3 tin tabs and washers over the tabs on the same toy as a unique characteristic of Gunthermann and also seen on the other Gunthermann Record Cars.
Overly patriotic - perhaps to compensate for being German in origin, with 3 union jacks along the sides. Complete - in good condition - shows oxidation and slight play wear commensurate with 90 years. Perhaps it only comes along once in a life-time - and only one person can own it.Difficult item to price but could be worth 2 or three times the asking price commensurate with the price of the much less scarce larger Gunthermann versions - of which there are quite of few around. Very few makers made record cars and Gunthermann particularly exported a lot to the UK. This is the only one left, a family heirloom, and is irreplaceable. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Gunthermann Record Car'mark 1' race clockwork tinplate c1929 works Germany bing" is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020. 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, Japan, Australia.