This race car was manufactured by JEP in France during the 1930's. It is pressed steel with decals and features a clockwork mechanism that can be activated with a metal key. When wound, the car races forward, but the direction can be changed by adjusting the axle settings. This one has been professionally restored.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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