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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Renwal #88 Speed King Racer

Renwal was a major American toy manufacturer of plastic toys and model kits and I certainly remember building a plethora of their kits as a youngin'. Today's toy is the #88 Speed King Racer which measures 4 3/4" (12.1cm) L x 1 3/4" (4.4cm) W x 1 1/4" (3.2cm) H manufactured from 1949-54. There were two plastic versions of the Speed King, a short one measuring 3 1/4" long having the number '6' molded on the top of the hood, and this larger version both of which are styled after land speed record type cars of the period. Like many toys of the time the car was offered in a variety of bright, playful colors. Mine does have some minor condition issues but as these are quite popular and command higher prices than I'm willing to pay for mint examples that's quite alright by me. Many eBay sellers tend to identify these as 'space cars' and with their sleek styling they do in fact look good next to spaceships of the time. Take a look at the last photos and decide for yourself. Enjoy  Last es euch gefallen The Berg's :)





















3 comments:

  1. Roter Rennwagen Sehr Schoen Gruss von Deiner Gemahlin :)

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    1. Ein Schoenes altes auto! Danke Schatz! Dein Hase :)

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    2. Ja es ist Wunderschoen Deine Gemahlin :)

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