Excellent Vintage 1967 Motorific Boat - "Sea Wolf" - Ideal Toy Corp. (Works)

Condition:
Used
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$59.99 BUY IT NOW

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Item location:
Bordentown,NJ,USA
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Year: 1967


     The details on this toy are pretty phenomenal.  Note that there are simulated red and green marker lights painted on the chrome housings on the top of the cabin. If you look closely at the photos, you can also see the ball on the top of the antenna mast is painted silver.  The hull is also painted with a dark bottom and a white water line stripe.  There is an outboard motor on the lifeboat, and an American flag flying from the rear mast. You can see curtains in the cabin windows. There are molded-in simulated gates in the railing on the port and starboard sides as well as molded-in doors and life rings on the cabin sides.  There is even trim visible around the cabin windows.  All this for a retail price of $3.99 in 1967.  You don't see that kind of attention to detail in today's toys.  Everything has become cheapened and disposable, including the U.S. Dollar.

Condition:

     This Motorific Boat is in its original case and in original WORKING condition.   There are some small chips and scuffs in the paint from normal use, but I would estimate the model has more than 99% of the original paint. Although the tops of the black railings appear scratched, this is only light reflecting off the paint. The railings are close to perfect.  It requires two AA batteries (not included).  This toy belonged to me since it was new.  It is in excellent condition with no missing or broken parts.  Please note the ladder, lifeboat, horns and appurtenances are all present and UNBROKEN.  The antenna even has the silver ball at the very top. The antenna is one of the more fragile pieces on the boat and is often missing from other boats offered on eBay.  The motor is installed in the boat. 

     There is no internal corrosion on the battery contacts, and the motor works.  I never left batteries in the boat.  There is some light rust discoloring on metal parts inside from water contact during actual use, but it doesn't affect the integrity or operation of any of the parts. The clear plastic case has one crack in the top as well as some light scratches and scuffs, but is sound and usable.  There is a close-up photo of the top crack.  The other defect visible in that photo is a scratch in the back of the case.  The original, albeit faded, price sticker is still on the outside of the box.  This boat and case look much like they did nearly 50 years ago.  I cleaned the dust off the outside of the case, but have not attempted to clean the boat at all.  Please look at the photos carefully.  There is no original instruction sheet.  Feel free to ask questions. 

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