Asakusa Toys Mercury Cougar
For those that think they have most every tin toy, this Mercury Cougar should raise an eyebrow. Yes, it is a beautiful red car; however this one sports a period vinyl top.
Digging deeper, the toy’s beautiful red paint had a scratch on the roof. Otherwise this boxed toy would have been near new old stock. The owner decided to make the car that never existed, and added a black textured top and artfully covered the scratches. In this condition, and I almost never say this, I think the restored top looks better than the original release.
The tin Cougar is quite large at an impressive 14″. The original box is included to complete the set.