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Hubley Cast Iron Race Car Indianapolis Souvenir Cast Aluminum for Sale

$185.00

Hubley cast iron Race Car Indianapolis Souvenir cast cast Aluminum for sale

This is a early, first, version of Hubley’s iconic open seat race car.  It has the early solid casting on the underside.  Then it is paired with a cast iron driver, hood, and exhaust.  Best part, it has an official Indianapolis Race track souvenir sticker.  Its the real deal and sold at the raceway in the late 1940’s.  Steve Butler’s Hubley Toy Vehicles: 1946-1965 has this pegged as model 456. It is the more desirable 7 1/2 inches in length that came from 1946-47, but has the black tires like Indy 500 racers.

Hubley Mfg. Co. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1894 to date
Slogan: “They`re Different”
Founder: John E. Hubley
Specialty: Brand name: Lancaster Brand Iron Toys. Originally manufactured electric toy train equipment and parts. Purchased Safety Buggy Co. factory and moved to site in 1909. First manufactured cast-iron toys, horse-drawn wagons and fire engines, circus trains, and cap guns. Toy autos became the headliners in 1930s. By quickly converting to cheaper smaller toys during the Depression, they avoided financial woes experienced by many other toy companies. Iron shortages in WWII and commitments to fill war contracts did stop the toy division in 1942, until after the war.. The name was later changed to Gabriel Industries and still existed as a division of CBS as of 1978.

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in