NOTICE TO USA BUYERS ONLY. The greatest advance in fire fighting came at the beginning of the century when experiments were carried out with self-propelled fire engines. Fire officials were at first reluctant to consider motor driven fire engines, as they had to be absolutely sure of a reliable performance and quick starting, a condition with which few early engines could comply. Like many other early motor manufacturers the Dennis brothers, John & Raymond started their business in 1895 making bicycles in a small shop in the High Street. Perhaps because of the hilly situation of the town they decided in 1898 to motorise their bicycles, fitting them with single-cylinder De Dion-Bouton engines.
Three-and four- wheelers followed and these inevitably led to the production of motor cars in 1900 using engines developed by White and Poppe of Coventry. Thought had also been given to the manufacture of commercials vehicles for specialised purposes and they turned their skills to the production of a fire engine. The first vehicle was built in 1908... Besides manufacturing a comprehensive range of utility and commercial vehicles Dennis are still in the lead with fire-engine production in this country. The 1914 model preserved by them attends rallies throughout the summer as a reminder of their earlier success and the period when the fire engine-its red paint gleaming, brainwork polished and bell clanging, with its crew in dark blue uniforms and brass helmets - was a really enthralling sight.Up for sale is a very awesome vintage Bandai 1/16 Classic Cars Series - Dennis Fire-Engine model kit, Includes highly detailed engine with pipes and ignition wires, working suspension system, steerable front wheels, full drive train with exhaust, opening hood, detailed engine compartment, operating extension ladder and much more. Moulded in multiple colors, clear and with real rubber tires. A huge, super-detailed model has over 500 parts and impressive kit by early Bandai!
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Absolutely NOT fake / recast / copy. Condition : Open box, unassembled, poor box. Box is in POOR condition, dirty with stains, deformation of box, scuff marks, scotch tape marks, box wear/dent and discolouration, no damage nor torn panel, please refer to the photos. Content : Complete, all parts are still in sealed bags -unopened and untouched, some minor scratches on plastic bag, some parts had separated from the sprue, please refer to the photos.
All instruction booklet, metal parts, plastic kit are included as it should be. Some parts had separated from the sprue, please refer to photos #5, 6 & 7.1 part is damaged, please refer to photos #4 & 9. All tires and metal parts are still sealed inside the blister pack and all tyres seems in good(elastic) condition.
Decals in poor condition- yellowing with stains, not sure if it is working fine so buyers please put this into your consideration, please refer to the photos. Dirty instruction booklet - yellowing with stains. (Japanese language and comes with a lots of clear illustrated diagram so believe that it is easy to follow). The AAA-size battery appears in all photos are just for scale only, NOT included in this sales. A beautiful, massive and awesome kit, a must have item for both model builder and collector!ALL PHOTOS ARE OF ACTUAL ITEM FOR SALE - all photos are newly taken to ensure that item should arrive exactly as shown in the pictures. What you see is exactly what you get!
Item will packed with bubble wrap / foam for safety protection. Should you have any questions about my items, please feel free to contact me. Each item will securely packaged, protected with bubble wrap and carton box. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Automotive". The seller is "hobbykollectibles" and is located in this country: HK.This item can be shipped worldwide.