MARUSAN Japanese Tin Litho Friction 1955 JET RACER #7 ~ TROY RUTTMAN ~ with BOX

This auction is for a Jet Racer made by Marusan of Japan circa 1955.This 8 inch long friction toy is Old Shop Stock, never played with .Other than a few scratches from manufacture it is virtually Mint. With full gloss & a Near Mint undamaged original box it is as good as you can hope to find .In operation the toy's friction motor works but it no longer sparks.The original box has great images of past winners of the Indy 500 culminating with Troy Ruttman in 1952.Please examine the pix & ask questions. Worldwide traceable shipping will be $40 .Australian registered shipping is $20.'s been pointed out to me by a fellow Ebayer that there is an issue with the back left tyre....It has a flat spot and is slightly warped....I have added pix of looks to me as though the rubber compound used for this tyre was a little faulty and as a result has softened over time.Definitely not playworn.As a result of this I have lowered the reserve from $ 450