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Red. Tom - My model is in "Used Condition" NB!
Large, manually wound friction drive B-619 Ocean (Speed) Boat by Bandai
Fantastic embossed tin litho speed boat with three dimensional driver and working engine. Propeller spins, rudder can be positioned, and the top of the motor has a swirling circular red and blue tin litho pattern covered by its original
transparent celluloid window.
The top half of the boat was lithoed in light lime green, with a black center divider and cockpit liner. The rear right corner was lithoed
with the Bandai trademark. The bow is red and white striped. An embossed driver sits at the controls. The dashboard and driver details including goggles and gloves are all lithoed. I believe this same head section was used for some of Bandai's early 50's small
torpedo racers. The steering wheel is polished tin. The hull is solid cherry red.
Turning the manual crank causes the propeller to spin rapidly while generating a high
pitched siren sound (probably just the sound of the motor). The crank still has its original vinyl covering. The beautiful blue and red outboard motor is permanently attached. It has an eagle emblem in front and "B-619" on either side.