This is an amazing survivor, the patina is wonderful, the original paint is faded perfectly. This particular tractor, is NOT your run of the mill mass produced to the public unit.
This one is VERY SPECIAL. This was a special preview floor sample that was distributed out the prior year to the Implement dealerships.
This was done, advertise, and. The new models of the John Deer Tractors, that would be arriving for sale the next season. This is the pedal tractor model for the 1952 John Deer model 520.
In the photos you will see the original dealership label stickers, still in perfect condition on both sides of this toy. The dealership that this one was displayed at was; BUNTZ IMPLEMENTS. John Deer Sales and Service.The John Deer Sticker that is in the middle of the steering wheel, and the one that is in the center of the front hood are still there. The one on the steering wheel is a little worse for wear , but they are usually gone! If you look at the picture of the rear tire, you will see a gap in the rubber. This is normal and is where the rubber has shrunk at the union joint.
This is the same on both the rear tires. At the factory seam, this was a defect in the molding process at the Ertl factory. The rubber does not seem to be brittle at all however. The seat is still there as well as the original "PTO" pin for attaching Implements to pull behind.
This vintage collectable is a fantastic replica of the John Deer 520. In 1952 , and would be a great addition to any high level pedal car collector, tractor collector, or John Deer collector."This is not your average rabbit" The steering is tight, and works perfectly. Like a " trailer-queen" or spent the majority of. Life indoors as a display.
The item "Ertl 1952 John Deer 520 Pedal Tractor Vintage Collectable metal Pedal Car Toy" is in sale since Friday, February 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Outdoor Toys & Structures\Pedal Cars\Pre-1970". The seller is "karelatul" and is located in Loveland, Colorado.This item can be shipped to United States.