Please check my other items... This model is a representation of the Golden Arrow Racer, made in 1929. It is modelled on Captain J. Irving's design and driven by Major Henry Segrave at Daytona Beach, Florida that same year. There the car broke the land speed record, reaching a speed of 231.446 mph.
On Friday 13 June 1930, a few months after receiving his knighthood, Segrave was killed whilst setting a new speed record on water... When his boat, Miss England 11 rolled and crashed just after setting the.
Record of 98.76 mph on Lake Windermere, England. SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE LAND SPEED RECORD CAR. Impressive large size model at nearly 50 cm...... Heavy metal constuction tin/steel etc..
Underside clockwork / wind up mechanism.... With the patented Kingsbury winder (anti-clockwise to tension). Motor still carefully winds up... Wheels spin with car held aloft.
On surface, without over winding... Sometimes a little nudge to start and away it goes the left rear wheel has always slipped a little on its axle/never worried about it... A little solder or even clear adhesive would cure if concerned. Still with "Henry Segrave" at the steering wheel....
Sitting behind the cockpit canopy and screen. Solid rubber DUNLOP CORD RACING TYRES.....Still with its hard rubber front bumper. Golden Arrow retains the often missing side radiator cooling panels.... And its large tail fin is also intact. All solid and rot free.
After best part of 90 years, the golden arrow shows only minor paint loss/chips, rub, scuff marks etc.. Car has clearly had very little play use/wear.... Been very well looked after.(PLEASE VIEW IMAGES FOR ACTUAL CONDITION). HUGE PROPORTIONS MAKE IT A WONDERFUL DECORATIVE PIECE.
I've added all the images i can, taken in differing light to hopefully show the honest/accurate condition... Please take a good close for yourself, as these images also form part of the description...
If you need more pictures or have questions.... KINGSBURY TOYS, similar european toy makers include gunthermann, tippco, bing, fischer, karl bub, jnf, distler, charles rossignol, jep, mettoy. The item "Antique Vintage Kingsbury 1929 Golden Arrow Land Speed Record Car Windup Tin Toy" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Clockwork/Wind-Up". The seller is "audio2424" and is located in Thetford.This item can be shipped worldwide.90 year old tin steel race car