T he Holy Grail of the Holy Grail of toy collecting. The much more common version, has a small metal "Schuco" nameplate on each cab door. I also have one of these later versions for a lot less if anyone is interested. The Firetruck given the model number 6080 was so complicated and full of features that when it was released in the 1950's it cost a weeks wages for an average German worker. This is an exceptionally rare model as it is the early version with the Decal instead of the metal name plate.It also has the early treaded wheels and all of the accessories. Sliding and lowering rear stabilizers.
And most importantly the electric search light. Later models used thin wheels with grooves on them.
And eliminated the horn, tow hook, stabilizers and electric light to save costs. Also Included, are all 3 of the firemen which are almost always lost over the years, as well as the wind-up key and wrench for the wheel locks and the external battery box and steering controller. Although the early clear battery boxes shrunk over time. I will be including a reproduction battery box and controller. The motor can be switched to either power the wheels or the mechanism to extend and contract the ladder.
Other gears raise and lower the ladder incline, and move it around on the turntable. The model is in near mint condition. The only flaws is a few very tiny area of paint rub on the edges of one front fender and some un-evenness in the roof of the cab, that I could not photograph, but is not very noticeable when the ladder is on its stand. The tires tend to dry out over time but all of these are still soft and flexible.
Also the platform tends to crack in the back near the screws. The string for the ladder has long ago disintegrated which is to be expected after 50+ years.
The item "Schuco 6080 DECAL firetruck feuerwagon tin toy wind-up W electric light Germany" is in sale since Thursday, November 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "schucocollector" and is located in Thornhill, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.