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Bandai Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe #916 Tin Lithographed Friction Japan Scale Model w/Box for Sale

$250.00

Bandai Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe #916 Tin Lithographed Friction Japan Scale Model with Box

This piece is a vintage Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe #916 tin, lithographed, friction scale model vehicle that was manufactured by Bandai of Japan. 

This vehicle has rubber tires and when revved up it travels forward. The rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age they may have petrified, warped and/or cracked. The friction mechanism works as it should. The interior is a highly detailed lithographed design. 

This Bandai Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe scale model is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. The box is in excellent condition as can be seen in the photos. The bottom is very clean. This car appears to have never been played with and possibly a dead stock item. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and display. This car measures approximately 7 ¾” L x 3 ¼” W. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition. 

 

  

A brief history of Bandai, Japan: 

Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan was founded in 1950. When Bandai merged with the video game developer and producer Namco, Bandai Co. Ltd. they officially became Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc.  Namco Bandai holds the main toy licenses in Japan to many popular properties including Gundam, Ultraman, Daikaiju, Super Sentai Series, Kamen Rider, and Mazinger. It easy to see that how Bandai became the number one toy producer in Japan and the world’s third largest producer of toys. Early tin plate toys from Bandai such as the one we are offering are highly collectible and can often be hard to find in such great condition because of their fragility. 

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Additional information

Weight 2.75 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in