This old lithoed tin boat is called the Speed Queen. The body of the boat has colorful red, white and blue graphics. Aside from the Speed Queen name it has U-37 on the top and J.T.Y.U-37 on the sides. Behind the windshield frame sits the drivers head with a helmet. The driver it wearing lithoid goggles and a yellow shirt. On the back is the “Y” in a leaf logo for the Yonezawa Toy Co. and it reads; Trade Mark Japan. A crank in front of the driver operates a friction motor which activates a "siren" sound. There is a rutter fin at the back.
It measures about 11” long and about 4 ¼” across body of the boat. It is in nice condition with bright colors (the white is more white than what the pictures indicate), good gloss and minimal scuff and scratch wear. There is some discoloration along the side where the top and bottom meet which I have tried to show in the photos. The friction motor and siren work HOWEVER I believe there should have been a prop coming out the back which is missing so this can’t be propelled through water. The missing part has been considered in the pricing.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
Don't forget to check out the other antique and collectible items in our shop including wind up tin and celluloid toys!
Use the shipping calculator to determine shipping costs. Foreign shipping will be determined by the receiving country. Please read our home page regarding payment options and shipping policies. Thank you..
Vintage Japanese Tin Speed Queen Toy Race Boat – Siren Wind-up Motor