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11-15-02, 01:11 AM
I can't stand it, got to tell everyone. I bid $3.99 on (2) 53/54/55 Corvettes on Ebay. Well I got them and thought they can't be much if they sold that cheap. Shipping was $6.

They are 10 inches long, stamped steel and have working friction motors. Not the greatest stamping but look very nice (the whinning of a manufacturing engineer). You can see that the owner that has had them all these years kept them nice as the black pans have some of the paint touched up. My guess is that they were made in the late 50s early 60s as I remember the toys of that time. No name or numbers any place on them. I've attached a picture that was on Ebay to see if any of you can give me some insight on what they are.

Yeahhhhhaaaaaa:) :) :cool :cool :cool

11-15-02, 03:39 AM

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11-15-02, 02:25 PM
Those were done in the '80's or early '90's as a "throwback" kind of toy. It is interesting that they now could be assumed to be '50's toys.

I remember the series included Buicks and Cadillacs and maybe others. They cost about $25 each so you got a real buy.

I don't remember the name of the company that made them.


11-15-02, 04:05 PM
I took one apart last night to see if there were any names/numbers inside and found that the seats were molded plastic which would indicate that they were not of the fifties vintage. The fact that there are no identifying markings makes me think you're correct in the "throwback" description. They at least will get a good work out this Christmas when the Grand kids are here. They always have to play with Grandpa’s other racecars.

Thanks for the imput.

01-06-03, 06:02 PM
Dad....... I've seen those in antique stores before. You got them for an excellent price. Nice going. (I'm jealous). I've seen them go for $50-100 each in very good condition.

.............. Nut