Posted 6 years ago
This is an all original (minus drop stand bar) Columbia built (1940 Special) built for Montag Blue Horse as a promotional prize for the most loose leaf paper labels sent in that year. In 1935 when they started the top prizes were 8 (real) ponies. In 36 they switched to bicycles and only gave away 425 each year. This one has the rear drop stand clip on the fender with flat fender struts. The flat struts were discontinued in 38. It has a Montag Blue Horse headbadge and the tank says "Ride a Winner Blue Horse Special!" The lower diagonal tube has a "Special" water transfer on it also. Approximately only 6400 were made. I have yet to see a picture or even any mention of another one anywhere. I'm pretty sure it is a one of a kind.......ONLY PAID $10 FOR IT with a coat of silver spray paint.....