Meccano No.1 Constructor Car For Sale
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Meccano No.1 Constructor Car

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In 1932, Meccano Ltd. -- the makers of the classic line of engineering / construction toys (the earlier British equivalent of the American "Erector Set") -- introduced the Meccano Motor Car Constructor Outfit, an elaborate kit of painted and nickel-plated metal (and rubber) parts with which a child could construct a rakish, clockwork-driven model sports car. The car's vague resemblance to the first Jaguar, a stylish roadster which in the 'thirties was the dream of every British schoolboy, was probably not accidental. Here is an early, fully assembled "No. 1" Meccano sports car. Though much played with, it wears its 80 years well, and is in completely original condition. Should one suddenly be transported back to one's childhood, the car is supplied with its original spanner/screwdriver and winding key; as well as an optional boat-tail body extension, a hard-top (shown in image 8), another set of doors of slightly different design, and various other bits and bobs. It retains its original "Product of Meccano Ltd. Liverpool" sticker.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Fair
  • Condition Details
    Though obviously much used, this car has a charming patina, redolent of many decades worth of play by several generations of children.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 2.5 in. x W 8 in. x D 3.25 in.H 6.35 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 8.26 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU8091785412
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