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BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET

BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET
BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET

BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET    BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET

THIS IS FROM THEIR "GT CAR SERIES" WHICH ARE SCALE MODEL MADE OF A HEAVY GAUGE METAL. THE MODEL HERE IS RED IN COLOR. V ERY L IGHTLY U SED I N O RIGINAL B OX.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ITEMS THAT I HAD VERY LITTLE INTEREST IN IT, SO THERE I T SAT IN THE ORIGINAL BOX, UNTOUCHED TO THIS DAY! HAVING HUNDREDS (TO THOUSANDS) OF MODEL CARS TO CHOOSE FROM, MOSTLY PORSCHE AND CORVETTES, I HAVE DECIDED TO START LISTING SOME OF THESE HERE ON E-BAY. 95% OF THESE ARE ONE-OF-A-KINDS LISTINGS AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHOW YOU AN ARRAY OF PICTURES AND DESCRIBE THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. THIS BANDAI LOTUS IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE! T HE EXACT DATE THIS WAS MADE/OFFERED ELUDES ME, BUT IF I WERE TO GUESS, I WOULD SAY THIS IS FROM THE LATE'60'S TO EARLY'70'S.

THIS MODEL USES A TRIED AND TRUE FRICTION DRIVE AND TESTED JUST TODAY, THE 16TH O F AUGUST, IT WORKS PERFECTLY WI TH NO SLIPPAGE WHAT SO-EVER! THIS LOTUS ELAN LOOKS LIKE IT WAS JUST PAINTED YESTERDAY AND HAS NO DISCOLORATION OR BLEMISHES ON THE ORIGINAL FINISH FROM THE FACTORY. THIS LOTUS ELAN HAS NO PLAY WEAR!

IT WAS NEVER PLAYED WITH! THE CHROME LOCATED THROUGHOUT THIS MODEL IS PERFECT WITH NO DISCOLORATION OR PITTING. ALL F OUR (4) OF THE HUB CAPS ARE PERFECT. ALL F OUR (4) TIRES ARE STILL PLIABLE AND HAVE NO CRACKS, FLAT SPOTS OR DRY ROT. THE ONLY ISSUE WOULD BE THE ROOF AS IT IS MADE FROM PLASTIC AND OVER THE DECADES, IT HAS A SLIGHT WARP IN THE REAR WINDOW AREA.

NOTHING MAJOR, BUT THIS SHOULD BE POINTED OUT. THE INTERIOR IS PERFECT AND MADE FROM TIN. IN FACT, THE ONLY PLASTIC IN THIS MODEL ARE THE FOUR (4) RUBBER TIRES, THE STEERING WHEEL (WHICH IS A "RHD" OR RIGHT HAND DRIVE) AND THE ROOF!

S HAVE THE FRICTION DRIVE AND BOTH WHEELS SPIN PERFECTLY WHEN ENGAGED. THE FRONT WHE ELS SPIN FREELY. ON THE BOTTOM YOU HAVE "LOTUS ELAN", THE "B" LOGO AND UNDER THIS YOU HAVE "MADE IN JAPAN" STAMPED INTO THE CHASSIS. NO IMPERFECTIONS OR SCRATCHES ARE APPARENT ON THE CHASSIS.

THE ORIGINAL BOX OFFERED HERE IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE/CONDITION. THE CELLOPHANE WINDOW IS STILL WELL ATTACHED AND NO ADDED TAPE OR GLUE IS FOUND ON THE BOX. YOU DO HAVE SOME VERY SLIGHT SHELF W EAR HERE AND YOU ALSO HAVE THE RARE ORIGINAL "LOTUS ELAN" STICKER ON ONE OF THE ENDS OF THE BOX. AFTER ALL JUST HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO TEST A MODEL?

ALL ONE NEED DO IS TO TOSS IN A FEW BATTERIES AND GIVE IT A GO, OR A SIMPLE PUSH TO SEE IF THE FRICTION DRIVE IS WORKING! THIS TIN BANDAI LOTUS ELAN IS FULLY TESTED (AND WORKS PERFECTLY) AND WILL BE FULLY TESTED ONCE MORE, JUST PRIOR TO SENDING IT OFF. I DO THIS TWICE, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FIRST TESTING WAS NOT A FLUKE! I TAKE PRIDE IN MY MODELS THAT I OFFER HERE IN THE E-BAY WORLD. I DO HAVE OPTIONS AND I CHOOSE TO OFFER ONLY THE VERY FINEST THAT I HAVE AVAILABLE. ALL-IN-ALL YOU WILL BE VERY, VERY HARD PRESSED TO LOCATE ANOTHER BANDAI MODEL 1096 LOTUS ELAN THAT LOOKS LIKE AND WORKS LIKE THIS ONE DOES! ADD TO THIS THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL BOX IN VERY GOOD SHAPE/CONDITION AND NOW YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT ANY COLLECTOR WOULD BE PLEASED AND PROUD TO ADD TO THEIR COLLECTION OF TIN, FRICTION DRIVE, VINTAGE/ANTIQUE JAPANESE AND OR EUROPEAN MODEL COLLECTION! THIS VINTAGE BANDAI TIN LOTUS ELAN IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A MODEL AND OF AN ERA THAT HAS LONG PASSED US BY. THIS IS A NEW STORE FOR ME HERE ON E-BAY, BUT, I COME WITH A WELL OILED AND POLISHED TRACK RECORD! I SPECIALIZE IN PRIMARILY THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD AND I CONCENTRATE WITH/ON PORSCHE, BENTLEY, AUDI AND. I HAVE A UPS ACCOUNT AND MOST OF MY OFFERINGS HERE SHALL BE SENT THAT WAY.

I PACK EACH AND EVERY ITEM MYSELF AND DO SO AS IF I WERE RECEIVING IT. UTILIZING THIS METHOD TO OBTAIN ONES SIGNATURE IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL ROUTE TO GO...... AT MY DISCRETION, I MIGHT SUBSTITUTE DHL AS AN INTERNATIONAL CARRIER. SO PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR THIS ON YOUR END!

AS MENTIONED ABOVE, THIS IS A NEW AREA FOR ME (HERE ON E-BAY) AND I DO TRY MY BEST TO DO AS GOOD AS I CAN. THIS HAS BECOME A FULL TIME BUSINESS FOR ME AND I REALLY ENJOY DOING IT. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO TILL IT BECOMES A BURDEN AND I CAN NO LONGER ENJOY IT. I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS STORE WEEKLY (OR TRYING TO) AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SEE THAT I DO EXACTLY WHAT I SAY AND DO SO IN A VERY TIMELY FASHION. IT IS MY INTENTION TO LIST AT LEAST ONE NEW MODEL/TOY CAR A DAY UNTIL SUCH A TIME WHEN I CONSIDER MYSELF BURNT OUT.

I HAVE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM. SO IT MIGHT BEHOOVE YOU TO CHECK IN WITH ME REGULARLY.

WHO KNOWS WHEN YOU MIGHT FIND THAT ONE MODEL/TOY THAT WILL COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION! THIS IS WHERE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING ALL OF THE ABOVE. IN ORDER TO VIEW MY LISTINGS IN A CONCISE AND ORDERLY FASHION, ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO LOCATE THAT SMALL. DOOR A TOP THIS PAGE. THIS IS LOCATED JUST BELOW MY SELLERS ID AND FEEDBACK TALLY. THE VIRTUAL DOOR TO MY STORE HERE ON E-BAY! IN ORDER TO STREAMLINE YOUR SEARCH FURTHER, ONCE YOUR IN MY STORE, TO THE LEFT YOU WILL SEE A "SEARCH" BAR, IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE JUST MY MODEL CARS, JUST TYPE IN "MODEL CAR" AND JUST MY LISTED MODEL CARS WILL POP-UP. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE SOME LP'S... I THINK YOU GET THE JIST OF THIS NOW! I HAVE A LIST OF CATEGORIES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU IN STREAMLINING YOUR SEARCH AS WELL.

I HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY OF "ANTIQUE/VINTAGE TOYS", BE SURE TO CHECK THIS ONE OUT! ONCE AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONS ON THIS EVER SO LIGHTLY USED VINTAGE, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE BANDAI LOTUS ELANIN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX AND FOR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME IN THE PAST.....

IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH DHL, PLEASE LET THIS BE KNOWN FROM THE START AND WE WILL SEEK ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles".911" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Gender: UNISEX & COLLECTORS
  • Country of Manufacture: Japan
  • ORIGINAL SCALE MODEL OF A :: LOTUS ELAN IN RED
  • BANDAI MODEL NUMBER:: 1096.
  • Location: 4E + L
  • Year: CIRCA LATE 60'S EARLY '70'S
  • Brand: Bandai

BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET    BANDAI, TIN, FRICTION DRIVE LOTUS ELAN GT CAR SERIES WithORIGINAL BOX. SWEET