Marusan Kosuge Tin Friction 1952 Ford Customline Sedan 10" With Original Box For Sale
MARUSAN KOSUGE Tin Friction 1952 Ford Customline Sedan 10" With Original Box
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Shown here is a 10.25" long tin friction powered 1952 Ford Customline 2 door sedan made by Marusan Kosuge of Japan in the early 1950s.Called the "Hit Friction Car"by SAN, the toy isexceptionally cleanand invery good100% original condition with all parts intact including original box and protective tissue. It has a strong friction motor with motor sound as well. Thedove grayfinish has a fantastic luster with no dents or dings. There is someminor roughness and a couple small age spots to paint in center ofroof of which I'm guessing came from being in contact with the box lid for so many years. This does nothing to take away from the awesome good looks of the car andthe finishisjust pristine otherwise. Chrome trim and hubcaps all have a brilliant shine and other than a smallspot ofcorrosion on the front bumper there is no tarnish or oxidation. Highly detailed interior is just like new. Plastic window"glass"is still clear but it is kind of deformed and has shrunk back pulling loose in a couple spots.Glossy black chassisshows some minor wear. Rubber treaded tires are allin goodshape with no cracks. Attractive tri tone hubcaps are allflawless and look just stunning. Friction motor runs like new; long and strong with an awesome motor noise sound box.Not too well known is the fact that Marusan made this car about the same time as their very popular 1951 Cadillac, and both cars share the same rear license plate. Rare original box has awesome graphics and it is completewith original factory protective tissue covering for the car. There are no offending odors. Some stains and a few old penciled letters done by a child's hand can be seen.Box has had some correct cardboard color paper back tape repair to inside. This very desirable tinplate toy caris made especially enticing with a low, low starting offer and .......as always.
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Caris described to the best of my knowledge and ability.I take many photos from various angles, and all have super size ability. Unless noted, these photos will clearly show the true condition of item. Photos are of actual item being saleed. There have been no photo shop alterations to change appearance of item. I recommend each potential buyer view the photos closely. Item is being sold as is so please ask any questions before sale ends and I will be happy to help you.
Your itemwill be securely packaged for asafe journey, but insurance is offeredand strongly recommended as I accept no responsibility for item once itis mailed. Delivery confirmation is included on every domestic shipment to insure the package arrives at it's destination. Priority airmail is used for most international shipments because of safer handling and tracking number although first class postage is available. Shipping charges are fixed as is shipping method.A slight handling charge is built in to cover shipping room costs and help. I do not skimp on packing. I am a collector as well as a dealer, and many times have been chagrined to open a box and find a rare vintage toy broken en route. Not due to postal misuse, but bypoor and insensitivewrapping. You will not receive toys packed like this from me. All my items are thoughtfullyand carefully packed as though I would be mailing them to myself. Prices are set by size and weight.USPS Priority Mail dimensional weight rates now apply for certain large packages shipped to select zones within the U.S. Priority Mail can be very expensive with an oversize package, as many of my toys require, thereforefor those larger items I use Parcel Post which is just as safe and almost as fast. If you have a concern over cost, or prefer a different method of shipping, please let me know and I will be glad to work with you. Please email any concerns before leaving response, and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Items won are mailed the day after payment is made unless of postal holiday or some unforeseen weather circumstance prevents shipment.
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