On Saturday someone brought this into the shop, along with a couple other items, to see if I was in the market to buy…Obviously I was!!!
This 1:18 die cast metal car is a replica of the “MACH 5” from the cartoon series “SPEED RACER”! It was produced by ERTL (actually RACING CHAMPIONS ERTL) as part of their “AMERICAN MUSCLE” Series; in 2002 in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Speed Racer. The hood, trunk, and doors all open….There is also a spring loaded periscope, working rotary saw blades, functional auto jacks, and a “Chim Chim” figure. This vehicle has never been removed from the package!!! It doesn’t get much cooler than this.