We need help finding information on the following toys. Please send any information you might have regarding the models listed below:

  • Bugatti -If you have any information on this model, please contact us! This is an extremely fine, handmade model of a Bugatti. Metal, with fine leather outfitting, and fabric covering. The detail of the motor and radiator is amazing, as well as the hood ornament, “signed A. Petit l968, depiction, L 19 ¾.″
  • Mercedes Prototype Toys -If you have any information on this model, please contact us! Pictures of body shell Copies of e-mails and various text research. Please help with any additional information on source, value, etc. All metal except for the radiator, which is wood, and the rubber tires. Excerpts from emails between various parties with discussion About the model: I’m finally able to get you some information About the Ponton pictures you sent me in April/May. It is a bit of a puzzle apparently. I’m told by Mr. R. that you seem to have there a “master” model which must have been made by an unknown Company or master-maker, and which did not go into production. By the looks of it, your item must be in the scale 1/12, most likely to be reduced for production to scale 1/18. It was definitely not produced for REVELL; far too many details are different from their model. It is possible that this master model was put up for sale simply because an actual production of a model did not take place (perhaps because another manufacturer – such as Revell maybe – released one first ??). Mr. Rittmann is trying to get some additional information, which, if he is successful, I will pass along to you immediately, of course. It makes perfect sense that this would have been built by one of the model companies, as a prototype or mold, etc. That would explain the removable susp, etc. It is likely quite modern (my opinion), last decade. I bet if you went to a model store or on the net, you can find this model, in a smaller sale, with the same features as the one offered. But just my theory. “From a reliable source, I’ve been informed that with a 99% likelihood, the model Mr. Sturgeon sent us the pictures of has been made by SUN STAR. Unfortunately REVELL was faster, and thus SUN STAR abandoned the project and ordered the prototype destroyed…….which it obviously hasn’t been!” Copies of emails and various text portions doing research please help with any additional information on source, value, etc. The body and chassis do not match, and are for sure not intended to match. they are slightly different scales. we have some information on the body, MAYBE, read below, but never have been able to discover any information about the chassis.
  • Radio Controlled Dragster – If you have any information on this model, please contact us! A ¼-scale, 25-pound model made by Performance Drag Products. Model is powered by a 2.3-cubic inch, 3-horsepower Zenoah engine that runs on a 64:1 fuel/oil mixture and nitrous oxide, and turns 8,500 revolutions-per-minute. Top speed is in excess of 70 miles-per-hour. Drive is through a centrifugal clutch and straight drive shaft to a quick change 1:1 – 1:7 choice rear end assembly. The body shell, frame, etc., are an exact miniature of the original and use the same materials, including chrome moly tubing. Radio controlled operation.
  • Mercedes Full Scale Race Car Prototype – Please Contact us if you have any information on this driving school model. “Aluminum body design-prototype of legendary race car Mercedes Silberpfeil” in scale 1:1, made in 1938 in Schwabisch-Hall (near Stuttgart) as an aluminum lightweight construction, size: 146 x 47 x 53 inch, original condition. A sensational collector’s item and spectacular museum piece for any advanced collection to the automobile history!

If you have any information on these toys please contact Rodney Ross.


  1. i have an old toy truck that looks like it has german logo on the arm of the man driving, it is a wind up toy truck that my dad gave me before he passed away, he said he dad gave it to him when he was little,
    it is about 12″ long and the doors open up it winds up it does not have a paten # that i can find i took it to a antique store and all the lady wanted is to buy it she would not tell me anything or she did not know, if i need to send you a picture i can i need help.
    thank you

  2. Wanted to stop by the toy museum tomorrow (friday) and wondered if Ron would be around?
    Rich Finney
    412 303 8370

  3. Apologies for not Using the link correctly. A 1980 Palitoy Millenium Falcon just came into my
    possession, and I was trying to see where I could get it professionally cleaned–if you had recommendations, I’d be very appreciative. Thank you for your time!

  4. I have Harley Davidson toy miniature motorcycles series 1 thru 18 still in the boxes never opened. With original dust from when they were bought new when they came out. I bought them when each series was first sold by the mfg. Please contact me if interested. I also have other toys still boxed.

  5. Dear Sir , I am trying to collect all the land speed record breaking cars , and would love a collection like yours . Are they bought or home made ? If so please can you tell me where they are available . Many thanks Mark Hutton

  6. Dear collector,

    I am in possession of a michele-conti-model, an mercedes W196 and would like to sell this.
    I’ve researched a little bit and , however, also seen such a model in an auction (bonhams) with a constitution in something worse.
    can you tell me something about the history of this model? where should I offer it? I would like to adress a serious collector and would be glad if you could give me some pieces of advice.
    I think that you are a competent contact person. thank you and greetz from Germany.
    (if you tell me your email, i would send you some pics)

  7. Message for Mr. Sturgeon,

    My name is Michael Nicholas. I am a small business owner in Springfield, VA, and just recently was made aware of Mr. Sturgeon and the kindness he as shown to families in north Texas. Being born and raised just south of Shreveport, LA, this story is close to home for me. What a gracious and Christian gesture, especially these days where helping people ans expressing acts of pure kindness are few and far in between. A strong upright gentleman exemplifying what it means to be a Christian; what it means to be an American. Thank you to Mr. Sturgeon for a glimpse of hope in what is being looked at as a non caring society that we currently live in.

    I have a business concept and a plan that I would like to share with Mr. Sturgeon for his thoughts and comments. I can be reached at 720-203-6861, or by e-mail at esllc44@aol.com. Please have him to call me, and please forward this message to him and Ms. Jennifer Knittle.

    Be well, and be blessed!

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