Quantity: 1 available
Item/Description: Mint-in-box, vintage Tonka Polistil Ferrari F40 No. 02226 1:25s scale die-cast car in vibrant candy apple-red.
This rare diecast model was reputedly created to commemorate the 40thanniversary of the Marque’s 1947 creation/inception.
Features & Details: This stunning Italian sports racing/racer replica toy car is incredibly realistically, authentically detailed in 1:25s (1/25) scale with:
*Two doors that open and close.
*Wheels that revolve/turn/spin/rotate.
*License Plate - Tag #MO 891003.
*Ferrari “Creeping Cavallino” Horse logo/emblem/insignia on front end hood as well as on right and left side (passenger’s and driver’s side) doors.
*Wording “F40" on left side of rear end spoiler.
*Tail lights/brake lights and headlights.
*Interior consists of two front-row sports bucket seats; stick shift/gear shift; rearview mirror; steering wheel.
*Large window above dashboard and 2 small side windows behind driver’s and passenger’s areas (back row).
*See-through plastic with two rows of horizontal slats above back-end engine.
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Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1987-1993 (late 1980s to early 1990s)
*This timeline research helps to narrow down the age/time frame for this toy: The first Ferrari F40 was built in 1987. This is reputed to be a 1987 commemorative for the 40th anniversary of the 1947 Marque’s inception. Tonka acquired Polistil in 1988, and this is a Tonka Polistil product. Polistil was out of business by 1993.
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Box exterior is marked “The Trademark Polistil is owned by Tonka Italia Spa. The Trademark Tonka is owned and used under license from the Tonka Corporation...by its division at Kenner Parker Tonka (UK) Limited...Kenner Parker Tonka, Amsterdam/Brussels...Kenner Parker Tonka Deutsche Niederlassung,...Made in Italy...Giocattoli Sicuri...”
*One of the interior flaps of box is marked “201A191".
Model #/UPC Barcode/Product Details/Specs/Technical Specifications: Tonka Polistil Ferrari F40 No. 02226 1:25s scale (1/25)
Material(s)/Format: Painted die-cast metal body with plastic parts.
*Car measures: 7" L x 3" W by 1 3/4" H
*Box measures 8" L x 5" Deep x 5" H
Quantity: One (1)
Original Box: Yes!
*Car is “Mint in Box”/“MIB”, “New Old Stock”/“NOS”, “New in Box”/“NIB”, retaining vividly colorful paint and exhibiting no condition issues! Though car-on-styrofoam base has apparently been taken out of its box by the previous owner (likely for viewing/display purposes), it appears to have never been removed/separated from its styrofoam swivel base, to which it is still attached by a screw-plate from the underside.
*Box is in fair condition, remaining completely intact and retaining vibrant coloration. Plastic “windows” are also still completely intact/attached to the box, with NO HOLES or punctures (though there is a piece of scotch tape present on one of the plastic panes for no apparent reason). Box cardboard areas do, however, exhibit significant edge/handling/surface/storage wear, particularly on the one end of the box from which the styrofoam holding the car appears to have most likely, more often than not, been opened to remove it from the interior of the box.
*Styrofoam insert to which car is attached remains completely intact, and the car remains affixed to it and appears to have never been removed from it.
Excerpted Online Research Information About Polistil Toy Company (attributed to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polistil ): Polistil (initially called Politoys) was a toy company headquartered in Milan, Italy, with production center in Chiari, near Brescia. Polistil specialized in diecast metal and plastic vehicles of all sizes. The company also made toy and model tanks, dolls, robots and TV tie-ins. After a 33-year span, and a collaboration with Tonka, Polistil went out of business in 1993, but now is a brand under the May Cheong (Maisto) Group, along with the name of former competitor Bburago. Traditionally, the principal Italian competitors to Polistil were Mercury, Mebetoys, and the shorter run Ediltoys.
Excerpted Online Research Information About The Ferrari F40 (attributed to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_F40 ): The Ferrari F40 (Type F120) is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car built from 1987 to 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996 respectively. As the successor to the 288 GTO, it was designed to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was Ferrari's fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car for sale.
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Title: Tonka Polistil Red Ferrari F40 Die-cast Car Toy 1:25 Scale Model Replica Mint in Original Box Vintage ca 1980s ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***
Categories: Diecast & Toy Vehicles - e.g. Matchbox Cars,
lbs: 2.00 1 lbs
Seller ID: Tonka Polistil Ferrari Diecast Car