Distler BMW 326 Wanderer Convertible Sports Car (Green)

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Distler BMW 326 Wanderer Convertible Sports Car Toy (Green), made in Germany, postwar. Image is 1040px wide.

Description

Based on the 1936 BMW 326 Wanderer, the Distler Toy Company manufactured several postwar iterations of this elegant open-top roadster. Produced in West Germany’s US Zone during the 1950s, this version was made of metal, painted green with a red interior, and featured chrome bug-eye headlamps, running boards and wheel hubs. Both the wind-up key and the steering wheel, which turned the solid rubber front blackwalls, were made of cast iron. Inserted into the spare tire cover, the key wound a tinplate clockwork motor, and the dash-mounted gearshift operated three forward gears as well as neutral and reverse. Image is 1040px wide.