Hess Auto - 1060. This is the first and only Hess automobile I have ever seen with rubber tires. All other Hess vehicles used solid tinplate wheels and tires. In addition, this toy came with a complete history of ownership. The original purchaser was a Frenchman who moved to Brazil in 1910. The toy was given to his son who was born in 1915. It is unclear whether it was originally purchased in Europe or purchased in Brazil as Hess shipped toys worldwide during this period. Another interesting note is the extention rising from the right front fender. It appears that a flag of some sort may have been original to the vehicle. The driver, although missing part of his right arm, is original to the vehicle. The tin wheeled version of this vehicle is shown earlier on this site.
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