Models of Yesteryear Y-12/2; 1909 Thomas Flyabout

Models of Yesteryear

According to the box: "Thomas 'K' 6-70 was often referred to as "the world's most perfect car", This particular model has been superbly restored by Harrah's Automobile Collection, Reno, Nevada in the USA" The Thomas K-670 was built by the E.R. Thomas Motor Company in Buffalo, NY from 1903 to 1913. Some say a few were built later, but there are no records past 1913. The car is powered by a 786 cubic-inch, straight-eight cylinder engine developing 72.6 horsepower. It was a big expensive car that was very fast. It sold for $6,000, which was a lot of money in 1911

The MOY model was made between 1967 and 1975 and was produced in all that time in only two colours, the first releases were metallic blue which was changed to a purplish-red metallic during the run. Most of the blue ones have dark red seats and a tan roof, the red  ones have white seats and a black hood. You may see hoods swapped around. The very first blue cars had yellow seats & grille and these are incredibly rare and very valuable indeed. It is however relatively easy to fake the yellow seats so be very careful. The car was made and sold in millions with few variations so values are not great otherwise, blue ones just out-valuing red ones.

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Metallic Blue, E type box

Metallic Blue, F type box

Metallic Blue, G type box

Metallic Purple, H type box

   
           

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