RARE 1960's HUGE 15" VOLKSWAGEN VW BUG TIN LITHO BATT-OP CAR WITH VISIBLE ENGINE

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 06, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

RARE 1960's HUGE 15" VOLKSWAGEN VW BUG TIN LITHO BATT-OP CAR WITH VISIBLE ENGINE
Description

EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND VINTAGE 1960's VOLKSWAGEN VW BUG TIN LITHO BATTERY OPERATED CAR, WITH VISIBLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. MADE IN JAPAN BY BANDAI, THIS IS A HUGE BUG MEASURING AN IMPRESSIVE 15" LONG x 6" WIDE x 5.5" TALL, AND WEIGHS OVER TWO POUNDS. THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT HOLDS THREE LARGE D SIZE BATTERIES, AND IS CLEAN INSIDE & OUT. STUNNING BRIGHT RED VW BUG IS COMPLETE WITH ALL FOUR ORIGINAL HUB CAPS, FRONT & BACK WINDSHIELDS, LIGHTS, TRIM, ETC. + I DO NOT SEE ANYTHING MISSING FROM THIS CAR. THE PAINT IS VERY BRIGHT & CLEAN WITH JUST SOME LIGHT SCATTERED SCRATCH/SCUFF MARKS NOTED. THE CHROME ON THE BUMPERS & WHEELS HAVE LOST SOME OF THEIR SHINE OVER THE YEARS, BUT THIS IS A COMPLETELY NORMAL OCCURENCE FOR THESE BIG OLD BATTERY-OP TOYS. WE DID PLACE BATTERIES IN IT, AND WHEN TURNED ON THE BACK ENGINE & FRONT HEADLIGHTS, WOULD LIGHT UP. I DID TINKER WITH THE WHEELS THAT WILL TURN WHEN THE MOTOR IS RUNNING, BUT COULD NEVER REALLY GET IT TO WORK CONSISTENTLY SO IT WILL PROBABLY NEED A BIT MORE ATTENTION IF THAT IS THE GOAL. OF COURSE THOSE WHO COLLECT VINTAGE BATTERY OPERATED TOYS KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE VERY TEMPERMENTAL AT TIMES, AND EVEN THE CLEANEST TOYS DON'T ALLWAYS FIRE UP. ANYWAY, THIS IS SUCH A SUPER

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