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Posted 2 years ago

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I was trying to find some information about this car and found what was obviously the same model on the CW website. So, now you can compare the two and additional information if you go to http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/85241-old-toy-car?in=1469#comment-352620

I have had mine from new since the early 1950's, a present bought for me by my dad. Even though it has right hand drive, it may , as discussed by others, be from Germany, as my dad travelled there very regularly on business. Mine is proudly on display and my daughter has also always really liked it. It gets a regular dust and polish. I cannot now find the key, although I remember how well it drove both forward and reverse. The pleasure of using the gear selector was a special thrill when I was little. A small section of the rear bumper is broken off but I can't remember how that happened, although I would probably have been mortified at the time.My daughter has pointed out that there appear to be mounts for a windscreen. False memory, perhaps , but I think I do remember fitting this. I can't remember the car ever having a box. My dad, who was a mechanical engineer and loved small details, would, I know, be just so pleased that this beautifully constructed toy is still loved and admired. And, of course, it will never be for sale!

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    I spent a few hours searching for info on the car in your link, but I had no luck.
    Your car is in remarkable condition considering it's age & being played with.
    It seems quite possible that it's German with so much engineering & attention to detail.
    Love it.
    Welcome to CW, hope you have some more treasures to share.
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Video of a pre war Schuco car
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4-az5_mC0

    Schuco?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-TIN-PLATE-CLOCKWORK-CAR-SCHUCO-GERMAN-/151024123247
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    You can still buy keys for them.
  4. revnon, 2 years ago
    I very much appreciate the link to the Schuco car. Thank you! Yes, mine has a lot of the characteristics [ gears etc ], although it's larger and just that bit "clonkier". The one in the film is of really beautiful proportions, as well as in near perfect condition. I'll look further at the company, although, since mine has no markings, it might well be based on a Schuco design without being from a recognised manufacturer.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    The one in the video is pre WWII, yours would be post.
    Did you look at all the pictures in the ebay link provided as it shows the underside of that car & the key?
  6. AzTom AzTom, 1 year ago
    Nice car and great history.

    It could be Schucco but I'm not sure. I don't remember seeing one that was not marked somewhere.

    There were other German companies making windups. Wind-ups were also made in Czechoslovakia that I know had vehicles that shifted gears, at least in the 60's. I don't know how far back the cars with shifters were made.

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