This Is A Model Collector/ Toy Collector's Dream Come True!!!
A SUPER RARE Early 60's Eldon "Fire Bolt" 1932 Ford "Snap-It" Snap Together Battery Operated Model Kit with a Visible Moving Motor………………IN MINT…….MINT I TELLS YA!……MINT, UNBUILT CONDITION. EVERY PART THAT WAS IN A BAG IS STILL IN ITS SEALED BAG, EVERY PART THAT WAS ON A TREE IS STILL ON ITS TREE and EVERY PART THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE BOX INSERT IS STILL IN THE GALDARNED INSERT! IT HAS NEVER BEEN SNAPPED TOGETHER AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS NEVER REMOVED FROM THE BOX. LOOK AT THE PHOTOS!!!
Sorry about the incessant capitalization and exclamatory punctuation, but if I wasn't forced, by tyranny of my own professionalism, I WOULD NEVER SELL THIS THING!!!
Not only does it have the Original Instructions, but it also has the original Burgess D cell 20 cent batteries (um, I wouldn't count on 'em working though). The box is also in great condition, with all corners intact. It's thin cardboard (as model boxes were) and it does have some warping, (primarily at the bottom flap of the box top and at the underside of the box bottom) and there is some wear around the edges, but I would still grade it in very good condition. I dont know what the scale is (1/8th I'm guessing), but it'll be about 13" long when it's assembled
Look people, these things are rarely ever found, seldom put up for auction and never ever unbuilt. I'm 50 years old and this model has a couple of years on me….and it was built by the Eldon Toy Company (famous for the classic Bowl-A-Matic and Billy Blast-Off) of Hawthorne California……..Hawthorne California!!! Home of The Beach Boys and Emitt Rhodes (of the Palace Guard, Merry-Go-Round and solo recording fame). This thing just oozes Classic American Youth Culture….I mean, C'mon, this is the same model of car that Paul LeMat, in his role as John Milner, drove in American Graffiti!!!! -How much more trivia can you possibly ask for?
Am I overselling this thing? Not by a long shot Baby!!!