When you are out there searching for a Schuco model car to add to your collection, always remember that original Schuco cars will be marked on the bottom either ‘Germany’ or ‘U. S. Zone Germany’. If the car you find is marked differently, it will be a re-issue. Original Schuco cars that fall into this description were produced from the 1930’s to early 1950’s.
This very unusual clear plastic SCHUCO Racer # 1005 shown in the picture above has the following features:
- Clear plastic body
- Marked Germany
- Schuco Mark on tires and front scoop
- Stop and go lever
- Rubber tires
- White rubber air scoop
- Plastic exhaust
- Clockwork action
- 5 1/2 inches long
If you decide to start collecting Schuco toys, always buy the toy in the best condition you can afford – and if you have the choice of buying with the box vs without the box – go for the box. Having the original Schuco box will add a whopping 70-80% to the value of your Schuco toy.
Note: Added box value is higher for Schuco than other toys which typically have an added box value of 15-20%.