‘JOHN COBB RACING CAR’ (RAILTON) by Minimodels (1950’s)

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£199.00

Vintage ‘John Cobb Racing Car’ by Minimodels. This is a vintage 1950’s tinplate clockwork model of the ‘Railton Special’ Land Speed Record Car driven by John Cobb in 1947.

John Cobb broke the record (which was his own previous record) when he drove this car in September 1947 at Bonneville Salt Flats, averaging an incredible 394 miles per hour.

The model we currently have for sale (pictured on this page) has had one owner from new and is still in very good condition with only minor wear. The clockwork motor has been tested and is working. It is a little underpowered but it still drives the car along.

The car comes complete with its original key and box, both of which are hard to find.

  • Manufacturer: Minimodels
  • Date of issue: 1950
  • Boxed: Yes

 

Condition:

  • Model: Very Good. Minor marks to bodywork but otherwise in excellent condition. Clockwork motor is working but a little underpowered. (Grade: 7.5/10)
  • Key: Fair – Average. Surface rust. (Grade: 5/10)
  • Box: Average – Good. Some marks, rubbing etc. but good for its age. Both outer end flaps have been neatly re-attached – see photos. One end flap is faded. (Grade: 6.5/10

For full details of how we grade vintage items, please refer to the ‘Grading Vintage Toys’ page.

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