Vintage 1930s Auto Union #31 RARE Tin Wind-Up With Box and Key. Made in 1936 pre-war Germany.I would think not to many of these were made and even fewer have survived. Tested and it works as intended and designed.
Modeled after a famous German race car that in the mid 1930's achieved many land speed records. This particular toy race car example made in1936 would later become the precursor to a long line of German made race cars and the company, Auto Union, was the forerunner of Audi. Auto Union AG, Chemnitz, was an amalgamation of four German automobile manufacturers, founded in 1932 and established in 1936 in Chemnitz, Saxony.It is the immediate predecessor of Audi as it is known today which makes this pristine example with key and box a very rare toy race car indeed. Condition: Car; LNIB with only the slightest of issues from gentle play but in no way detracts from the rarity and overall excellent condition, however there appears to be a few minuscule pin prick rust spots; One above the key hole and the other to the left side upper wheel well otherwise the car is absolutely pristine, key turns freely and the wheel lever underneath turns L-R freely as well. Car operates as intended and overall is in exceptional condition. Box; its all there but one of the end tabs separated from the rest of the box a long time ago as evidenced by the vintage scotch tape at one time holding to the body of the rest of the box. If youre looking to add a Depression era made in pre-war Germany toy race car that ticks all the right boxes, Id seriously consider this fantastic opportunity, it doesnt get much better than this.
You wont be disappointed and itd be hard to upgrade on this 85 year old treasure. Perfect centerpiece addition to any vintage toy collection or classic automotive display.Remember antiques and collectibles make the best gifts. I invite you to view my other great listings. Best described by photos provided as they are part of the description Please look at all the pictures closely and ask questions. (Now for the small print:) THIS ITEM MAY SHOW SOME SIGNS OF WEAR FROM USE, AGE OR STORAGE. The item "Vintage Auto Union (Audi) Toy Race Car #3 1930s Wind-Up With Box & Key TESTED" is in sale since Monday, April 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "cdubee1825" and is located in Savannah, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.