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    Posted 7 years ago

    pickrknows
    (385 items)

    So happy to have scored this little gem!
    SCHUCO GERMAN TOY MAKER ESTABLISHED IN 1912 THIS CAR WAS PRODUCED AND PATENTED DURING THE US OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AFTER WWII MOST LIKELY MADE IN THE LATE 1940'S/EARLY 1950'S
    WIND-UP HEAVY DUTY EXAMICO CONVERTIBLE HAS KEY AND WORKS MARKED SCHUCO PATENT-AUTO 4001 SCHUCO EXAMICO 4001 MADE IN U.S. ZONE GERMANY
    TIRES RUBBER MARKED SCHUCO CORD 250
    This car has 4 forward gears and reverse gear also.
    Car is 6" long
    They sure don't make'm like this anymore!!
    Cheers!

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Gear shift would be almost shoulder level, but still luv it!
    3. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Very cool:) love the huge gear shifter.
    4. pickrknows pickrknows, 7 years ago
      Here's a cool video on this car showing the workings of the forward and reverse gears, and what exactly everything does. It's a very complicated little toy!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4-az5_mC0

      Thank you for the nice comments Sean, BB2, Trey, and fifties!!
    5. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Very impressive thanks for the video:)
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      And people wonder why Germany always climbs to the top!
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      A very smart toy, love it! Thanks for the link!

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