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VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX

VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX
VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX

VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX    VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX

CRUISER IN A VERY, VERY RARE CONVERTIBLE MODEL FROM ICHIKO MANUFACTURING CO. /ICHIKO KOGYO WHICH, AT ONE TIME WAS BASED OUT OF TOKYO, JAPAN.

WHAT MAKES THIS A VERY UNIQUE FIND IS THAT NOT ONLY IS THIS CONVERTIBLE 100% ORIGINAL, IT'S ALSO 100% OPERATIONAL!! BOTH THE MACHINE GUN AND SIREN/LIGHT FIXTURE LOCATED ON THE HOOD OF THIS CAR ROTATES WHEN THE STRONG FRICTION DRIVE IS ENGAGED! YOU ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL BOX INCLUDED WITH THIS OFFERING!

I HAVE HAD THIS STASHED AWAY WITH A FEW HUNDRED OR SO ADDITIONAL MODELS ALL OF WHICH I HAVE PERSONALLY OWNED FOR UP TO 5 + DECADES! WHAT I DID BACK WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, WAS TO TEST THESE NEW ADDITIONS, MESS AROUND WITH THEM, REMOVE THE BATTERIES (IF APPLICABLE) AND STACK THEM UP IN A FEW OF MY CLOSETS IN MY PARENTS HOME.

I THEN MOVED ON TO MY NEXT PROJECT! THIS PARTICULAR MODEL NEVER THRILLED ME AS IT WAS A FRICTION DRIVEN MODEL AND NEWLY INTRODUCED "BATTERY POWERED" MODELS WERE ALL THE RAGE AT THIS TIME. I WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE MY DAD WORK FOR A SMALL TOY DISTRIBUTOR OUT OF NYC BACK IN THE 50'S THROUGH THE'90'S. 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. 9 5 % 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.

CAR IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE! THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE TOYS THAT I RECEIVED AND HAD NO INTEREST IN. AFTER ALL, I HAD AN ARSENAL OF SCHUCO VARIANTO MODELS WITH A ROOM FU LL OF TRACK (SOME OF THESE ARE CURRENTLY LISTED). MY DAD TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND HE ALWAYS BROUGHT SOME GOODIES HOME EACH AND EVERY TRIP. AS I RECALL, THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE GOODIES.

AS A CHILD, HOW COULD ONE NOT WANT TO PLAY WITH THIS COOL POLICE CAR. IT HAD FEATURES THAT NO OTHER MODEL OF IT'S ERA HAD. THIS MODEL HAS A VERY, VERY STRONG ORIGINAL FRICTION DRIVE ENGINE! NOT ONLY DOES THIS FRICTION DRIVE MOTOR POWER THIS POLICE CAR, BUT, IT ALSO ROTATES BOTH THE MACHINE GUN AND THE SIREN/LIGHT FIXTURE LOCATED ON THE HOOD. BOTH OF THESE ITEMS ARE ORIGINAL TO THIS CAR AS IS THE REAR SPRING ANTENNA AND THE DRIVER.

THE UNDERCARRIAGE IS IN ALL AROUND EXCELLENT SHAPE /CONDITION AS ONE WOULD EXPECT FROM A TOY THAT WAS USED A HAND FULL OF TIM ES (AT BEST), BUT, THIS DOES SHOW SOME PLAY WEAR AS IT BOTTOMED OUT, MORE THEN ONCE, WHILE GENERATING THE DRIVE FOR THE FRICTION MOTOR. THE SEMI-SOFT RUBBER TIRES ARE PERFECT WITHOUT ANY CRACKS, DRY ROT OR FLAT SPOTS! THE BODY IS AS ONE WOULD EXPECT, YOU MIGHT FIND ONE OR TWO LITTLE IMPERFECTIONS, BUT, YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE IT A JOB TO LOCATE THESE AREAS. IN FACT, YOU DO HAVE VARIOUS VERY LIGHT WEAR MARKS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THIS CHEVROLET, IMPALA.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS WAS USED AND USED OFTEN FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME! TODAY THE 28TH OF FEBRUARY, IT WAS TESTED ONCE MORE AND THEN RE-PACKAGED WITH SOME PROTECTIVE BUBBLE WRAP! ON THIS DAY, IT WAS SIMPLY TAKEN OUT OF IT'S ORIGINAL BOX, DUSTED OFF, TESTED, PHOTOGRAPHED AND PLACED BACK INTO IT'S BOX AND INVENTORIED! THE BODY ON THIS VINTAGE CHEVROLET IMPALA IS SOMETHING SPECIAL! THE CLASSIC TWO-TONE PAINT OF BLACK AND WHITE LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DONE JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WITH A CLASSIC COLOR SCHEME!

THE GRAPHICS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THIS POLICE DEPT. IMPALA ARE ALL DONE VIA TIN LITHOGRAPHY.

THIS MEANS THAT YOU'LL NEVER HAVE DECALS COMING OFF OR STICKERS THAT, OVER THE DECADES, BLEED THROUGH. THE CHROME LOCATED THROUGHOUT THIS IMPALA IS STILL SHINY WITH VERY LITTLE SIGNS OF ANY TARNISH AND NO RUST OR CORROSION IS FOUND ANYWHERE!! EVEN THE WHEELS STILL SHINE NICELY. THE INTERIOR IS IN EQUAL SHAPE/CONDITION AS THE REST OF THE BODY WITH YET ANOTHER COLORFUL COLOR SCHEME.

THE ACCESSORIES, TO INCLUDE THE MACHINE GUN, SIREN/LIGHT FIXTURE, TELEPHONE/RADIO, ANTENNA, WINDSHIELD FRAME & PLASTIC WINDSHIELD, POLICE OFFICER/DRIVER AND HUB CAPS ARE ALL ORIGINAL TO THIS MODEL. THE ONLY AREA THAT I CAN LOCATE WITH ANY ISSUES WOULD BE THE TWO (2) BRASS GROMMETS LOCATED ON THE HOOD WHICH ALLOW THE AXLES TO CONTROL THEIR MOVEMENT. THESE GROMMETS OR "CAPS" SHOW SOME SLIGHT TARNISHING. THE DASHBOARD IS ALSO TIN AND HAS NICE TIN LITHOGRAPHY TO SHOW THE INSTRUMENTATION. THE CHASSIS IS AS ONE WOULD HOPE TO SEE FROM A TOY WITH VERY LITTLE PLAY TIME AS THIS ONE HAS.... BUT, HERE YOU DO HAVE A SMALL SHALLOW SCRATCHES LOCATED AT ALL OF THE LOW POINTS AND MOSTLY CONFINED TO THE FRONT OF THESE LOW POINTS FROM WEAR/USAGE. THE ORIGI NAL BOX IS IN GOOD CONDITION AND DOES HAVE SOME SLIGHT RASH FROM STORAGE AS THIS HAS BEEN MOVED AROUND FORM TIME-TO-TIME!

YOU HAVE NO ADDED TAPE OR GLUE USED ANYWHERE ON THIS BOX. THE ORIGINAL 8 STAPLES ARE ALL THAT HOLDS THE TOP AND BOTTOM TOGETHER. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW THIS WAS MANUFACTURED BACK IN THE DAY. THE GRAPHICS ARE STILL CLEAR AS THIS BOX DOES DISPLAY NICELY. THE BASE DOES HAVE SOME TEARING HAPPENING ON THE SEAMS.

IN FACT, ONE CORNER IS TOTALLY TORN AND ALL OF THE OTHERS DO HAVE SOME TEARING THERE AS WELL. HERE I DO ASK THAT YOU REVIEW MY PICTURES, AS THESE DO A FAR GREATER JOB OF SHOWING YOU EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THE YOU WILL BE RECEIVING FROM ME VS. 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. I TEST EVERYTHING PRIOR TO LISTING THEM AND ONCE AGAIN PRIOR TO SENDING THEM OFF. I DO THIS SO WE WILL BOTH BE VERY HAPPY WITH THE END RESULT, IT'S THE ONLY WAY I DO THINGS! ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AS THIS IS EXAC TLY WHAT YOU WILL BE RECEIVING AND THESE PICTURES DO BECOME A VITAL AND IMPORTANT PART OF MY DESCRIPTION. THIS VINTAGE, FULLY TIN/METAL CHEVROLET IMPALA FROM ICHIKO MANUFACTURING CO. LTD IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A MODEL AND OF A TIME THAT HAS PASSED US BY! THIS IS A RELATIVELY 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. THIS BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE POLICE CAR. UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE PAST I HAVE HAD SOME RUN-IN'S WITH SOME VERY SCRUPULOUS INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, WHO BY THEIR NATURE. "DO NOT PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS". 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. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, PLEASE READ THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION AS THIS DOES APPLY TO YOU...... IT IS MY INTENTION TO ADD AT LEAST ONE VINTAGE /ANTIQUE MODEL CAR A DAY OR UNTIL SUCH A POINT IN TIME THAT I GET BURNT OUT IN DOING SO! I HAVE CREATED A NEW CATEGORY IN MY STORE HERE ON E-BAY AND TO SEE AN EASIER WAY TO ACCESS THIS, PLEASE READ BELOW! 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. A NEWLY CREATED "ANTIQUE/VINTAGE TOY" CATEGORY NOW EXISTS!

THESE ARE TO THE LEFT ONCE YOU ENTER MY STORE. ONCE AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONS ON THIS EVER-SO-LIGHTLY USED, FULLY TIN, FRICTION DRIVEN, CHEVROLET, IMPALA POLICE DEPT. CAR WHICH IS FULLY ORIGINAL AND OPERATIONAL AND STILL IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX AND FOR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME IN THE PAST..... 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.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
  • Material: Tin
  • Gender: UNISEX & COLLECTORS
  • ITEM LOCATION:: DRAWERS.
  • Year: CIRCA LATE 1950'S TO EARLY1960'S
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Brand: ICHIKO MANUFACTURING CO.
    VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX    VINTAGE ICHIKO TIN FRICTION DRIVEN POLICE CAR WithROTATING GUN & SIREN. WITH BOX