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    Posted 10 years ago

    jennfox78
    (6 items)

    I'm new to this site but have started collecting antique/vintage toys and or anything unusual. I came across this at a garage sale and have not been able to find more information about it. I'm not sure if it's original or a repop. It's solid wood and appears to be hand painted. The man driving has a mustache. I know the car is an open race car of sorts. There doesn't appear to be any markings anywhere on it. The wheels go all the way through the wood. I usually deal in 70's or 80's toys but I think this maybe from the 50's. It is very detailed and I figured someone must know something. The guy looks so familiar. Someone said Marx but all the ones I saw were tin so I'm begging for help.

    Jenn

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      The intricate wheels make me doubt the age suggested.
    2. jennfox78 jennfox78, 10 years ago
      your probably right. I know it needs to be cleaned so I'm not sure if the colors are brighter or darker.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      What you have is a modern decorator item.

      They were sold at Hobby Lobby and similar stores.

      scott
    4. jennfox78 jennfox78, 10 years ago
      I thought about that too but there are no markings of any kind, no labels, or made in. Also wouldn't a Google image search have brought that up in some way? It appears to be hand carved and I can't find it in any catalog. I'm not saying your wrong but can you give me some more information or a website where it can be bought?
    5. jennfox78 jennfox78, 10 years ago
      I don't mean to sound negative and I'm sure everyone has more experience and I. Want to say thank you for your help.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      I don't have a link for you-- my opinion is based off of SEEING these at Hobby Lobby in the past.

      You can find numerous similar ones posted on this site.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      link to similar one already posted on this site:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/65568-rare-race-car?in=562
    8. jennfox78 jennfox78, 10 years ago
      Thank you so much!!
    9. pixmax pixmax, 10 years ago
      I have the same car. It was a gift by my parents. But this car is really new. It seems to be made by wood but it isn't. It's a kind of fiberglass. And do not clean the car!
    10. jennfox78 jennfox78, 10 years ago
      OK, Its not that I don't believe anyone but this one does look older and I'm pretty sure it is wood (85%) but I saw the same one on a pan over on American pickers and it says umscheid motors. Any ideas?
    11. gvgordon gvgordon, 10 years ago
      Resin construction, Decor piece. I have the Bugatti listed in my section. Could be at least 20 years old because I bought mine at a second hand store about that long ago.
    12. gvgordon gvgordon, 10 years ago
      OK went back and looked and I must have deleted my pics of mine sorry.
    13. AzTom AzTom, 10 years ago
      The info posted is correct, a modern decor item. Hundreds of different ones have been sold over the past 15+ yrs at stores like Hobby Lobby and World Market stores. I have never seen markings on any of them.
      I first saw smaller ones like showing up at high end furniture stores as decor items back in the early 80's.
    14. gvgordon gvgordon, 10 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/39096-my-small-bugatti-collection-etc

      Found my post.

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