The body of the car is pieced from solid wood with what appears to be it's original paint. Everything seems to function--steering wheel and wheels. It looks like black electrical tape? Has been wrapped around the front and back "axles".
I tried to track down Reed with no luck. Also included with this amazing Derby Car is. 1 Trophy US 30 Dragway, Indiana, dated 1962. 1 Official Soap Box Derby helmet from the 22nd All-American Soap Box Derby (1959)--as is with wear on label.
1 Soap Box Derby Pennant, obvious signs of wear, especially the tip; please view pic for condition. One-of-a-kind and perfect for your Soap Box Collection, Man Cave or Bar decoration! All items are in as found, as is condition. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional pictures. I can not facilitate any other service other than allowing shippers into the storage building.
The item "1950's Vintage Original Soap Box Derby Car + Trophy + Helmet + Pennant Rare Find" is in sale since Thursday, May 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Outdoor Toys & Structures\Pedal Cars\Pre-1970". The seller is "kat-ballou" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.