Here is another outstanding Marx tin windup. Manufactured in the late ‘40s, this roadster came in several colors including blue and red. Wind it up and watch it go. It has front wheel drive provided by rubber tires. The rear wheels are wood.
According to "Greenberg’s Guide to Marx Toys", this roadster was introduced in 1949 in the Sears Christmas catalog for a mere 87 cents. With Sears declaring bankruptcy this toy becomes even more desirable as a tribute to two very old companies both dating from the 1800s.
Size: Around 11 inches long; 4 inches wide at the doors; almost 3 inches at the windshield.
Condition: The yellow color on this convertible is spectacular. There are a few scrapes most noticeably on the cover for the top and around the windup key. No playwear. Check out the wheels. No wear at all. Notice the portholes on the side. Was this a Buick?
The box is intact and shows bends, creases, and some tearing at the corners. The three color lithography has two great images.
Note: There is no driver. We don’t know for sure if there ever was a driver, although Greenberg mentions a driver for this roadster. If it ever came with a driver it would have been plastic.
Put this car on the shelf and be drawn to the yellow!
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