This is a Flexy Racer model 300, the most popular coaster ever designed for kids. The Flexy has four wheels and is gravity-driven. This one is among the best and oldest Flexy Racers for sale in years. It comes with a love story.We have repaired and restored this Flexy Racer to either ride or display. With red wheels, it was manufactured by S. In Philadelphia between 1937 and 1954. The very first model 300s, from 1937 until??? Had silver wheels that were designed slightly different. Yes, there still are some flaws in this Flexy. But even people who are 63 to nearly 80 years old have some problems, right? We take pride in using manufacturers' original parts, if possible. The wood, the bumper, the four wheels, the four hub caps, the tires, the grips, the brakes, the rivets, the metal braces, the decals, and the brakes are original. Despite some fading, the Flexy Racer eagle decal on top is very nice, and the two decals underneath are in fine shape.
Time, riding conditions and weather are not friends of your Flexy Racer. The condition of rubber on the tires and the handle grips are particularly suspectible to wear.The rubber on all four tires and on both grips appear to be somewhat fragile. There are no major cracks.
That said, the owner should watch them carefully when riding. As to repairing and restoring, we devoted days to the tasks. We removed rust from the ball bearings on all four wheels. The Flexy can travel downhill with the best of them. We straightened out both axles, which were bent.This repair keeps the wheels rolling pretty straight. The metal bumper was bent badly to one side. We bent the bumper back to near factory specs.
We repainted the black bumper, black steering mechanism, black braces underneath and the black hubcaps. We also repainted the red wheels. All rust we could find is gone. We treated the rubber tires and grips with a solution to extend their life a bit.
The wooden platform needed some attention, too. We sanded it, but sanding too much would have ruined the love story.
Kids treasure their toys, from bicycles to skateboards to dolls to board games. They'll often put their names on toys they love.
With paint, pens, pencils, crayons or by carving them into wood or metal. We know this Flexy Racer once belonged to Danny Lazarcyk Jr. Danny used red paint to inscribe his first name on top near the black bumper. Underneath, also near the bumper, Danny painted first name, last name and Jr.
Danny loved this Flexy so much that he was afraid it might be lost or stolen. That's why Danny claimed it as his. We mentioned that this Flexy Racer has flaws.
ATTENTION : We just noticed that the brake on the front right tire does not work well. We've dropped the price to reflect this. The brake on the front left tire works fine. There are dings and scars throughout. These are original, too, caused by the kids who rode it years and years ago.
There are some scratches on the paint of metal parts. Try as well as we might, we are not perfect. Although all metal was repainted, the wooden platform was not refurnished. The wood still stand up as long as it is kept clean, dry and stored inside.Please study the pictures to determine the condition of this Flexy Racer model 300. We are including, at no charge, a magazine ad featuring the products made by the S. Allen Co: Flexible Flyer (a sled), a bobsled kit, a baby sled, speed strip and, of course, the Flexy Racer. The ad is from 1963 (see picture). Either riding it or mounting it for display, we hope you enjoy this Flexy.
CAUTIONARY NOTES: The original manufacturers of the all Flexys S. And Leisure Group did not guarantee the performance or safety of these products. Treat the use all of Flexys as you would for riding an old bicycle, old skateboard or old scooter.
Parental supervision may be in order. Flexys were made for children from five-old-years to 13-years-old. We highly recommend the use of head helmuts and knee, hand and elbow pads for riders.The item "Vintage FLEXY RACER, most popular coaster ever for kids. Loved it" is in sale since Friday, September 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Outdoor Toys & Structures\Ride-Ons & Tricycles\Pre-1970". The seller is "avantiracersco" and is located in Dallas, Texas.
This item can be shipped to United States.