Vintage American Flyer 900 HOBO Special Action Car..One of 4 RESERVE PRICE 2950
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Sold Date: 11/25/2012
Channel: Online Auction
UP for auction is an original vintage 900 HOBO Special action car...This is one of 4 original HOBO cars. It was described in a feature article of S Gaugian Magazine in the July/Aug 2011 Edition (page 16) written by Bob Bernard. Mr. Bernard was related to Maury Roemer who worked for the A.C, Gilbert company for many many years in charge of the service dept/engineer of the train line/and sales promotional manager....This cars condition is as new and works as intended (has only been test ran)..The black HoBo sticks his head out of the ice check/loading door perioditcally to check things out. This car has all non electrical parts and was made with the intention of a lot of action at a low cost to customers..G Monoco was the manufactur of this car but never made the body.(for more info read pic 8).....I have the original copies of all the paper work as seen in pic 7.....Wayne Biberstein was commisioned to make the bodies for this car. He used original gilbert paint (that matches the colors of the 910 gilbert chemicals tank car) He made an original one for Mr Bernards father, one for Mr Bernard and his brother and one for himself..This car for auction is the one that Wayne made and owned. If you want to own a part of the gilbert history this piece is for you!!! I feel it rates in the same catagory as original prototype cars where only a handful were made..Many prototype cars go anywhere from $5000 to 20,000 dollars and I have never seen one on ebay. I will have a reserve on this car but it will be towards the very low end of the scale...In fact much cheaper than a prototype. Own a piece of history that only your collection will have ...The ultimate Christmas gift!!! I bought this car at Waynes estate sale..It has been authenticated by Don Heimburger (owner editor and publisher of S Gaugian magazine) See pic 10..Also refer to pic 7 for more info. I will be more than happy to answer any questions and if you feel the need you can call.(just send a message requesting number ) RESERVE IS 2950.00 MAKE REASONABLE OFFER As always asks questions before bidding Ships to lower 48 states only (Will consider others but please contact me first as shipping will not be free) I accept paypal within 3 days of auction end RESERVE PRICE IS $2950.00 THIS IS THE HIGHEST PRICE REACHED ON PAST EBAY LISTING I will accept a check on this item
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