Offered is a wonderful set of a 1960 GMC ‘Tonka Motor Transport’ No. 40 car carrier, made of unbreakable steel, with three original small cars made of hard plastic, in vivid blue turquoise, red, and white colors, a metal black ramp to load cars inside the trailer, the original vintage box, all in perfect shape and condition with the exception of the red and blue turquoise cars having a minor crack (0.5 cm) on the roof and the white car missing a portion of the plastic holding the left front wheel. This minor crack does not prevent the white car to stand tall and right without being out-of-balance.
Tonka is an American producer of toy trucks. Maisto International which makes diecast vehicles, acquired the rights to use the Tonka name in a line of 1:64 scale diecast vehicles, featuring mostly trucks. The Winifred Museum in Winifred, Montana has a collection of more than 3,000 Tonka toys.
Mound Metalcraft was created in 1946 in Mound, Minnesota by Lynn Everett Baker (1898–1964), Avery F. Crounse, and Alvin F. Tesch. Their original intent was to manufacture garden implements. Their building’s former occupant, the Streater Company, had made and patented several toys.
This marvelous 1960 GMC ‘Tonka Motor Transport’ No. 40 car carrier, is a true jewel for a passionate vintage car connoisseur as it is a one-of-a-kind addition to any vintage car toy collection.
The following are the dimensions for this awesome 1960 GMC ‘Tonka Motor Transport’ No. 40 car carrier:
Truck: 12” x 6” x 5.5”
Trailer: 24” x 6” x 6”
Each car: 7.5” x 2.75” x 2.5”