Aurora 1/16 1913 Mercer Raceabout - 'Old Timers' Issue, 572-198

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Aurora 1/16 1913 Mercer Raceabout - 'Old Timers' Issue, 572-198 plastic model kit

1/16 572-198 Aurora 1913 Mercer Raceabout - 'Old Timers' Issue

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

1961 issue with a 'near mint' grade box because the original owner left the cello wrap on the top when he opened it. Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. The kit features full suspension, transaxle and driveline detail. It builds up a rolling chassis like the real car, and includes full exhaust and a detailed interior. Molded in gloss ivory, gloss black and with brass plated parts and real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including instructions. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

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