Our friction-driven models of a Lotus Elan S2 and Ford 40-RV G.T. in their original boxes were manufactured in Hong Kong during the 1960s by the Telsalda Toy Company. Examples are highly sought after by toy car collectors particularly in this near-new condition. Telsalda was part of the post World War II heyday of Asian toy manufacturing spurred by American investment and favorable trade agreements, of which Hong Kong was one of the chief beneficiaries. The Lotus Elan S2 was a two-seater rear-wheel drive sports car produced by Lotus Cars between 1962 and 1975. Ford Motor Company created the Ford 40-rv G.T endurance racer in response to Henry Ford’s failed bid to acquire Ferrari in 1963. Designed in a joint venture with American Shelby, the Ford went through two years of development. A trio of the cars took a 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans in 1966 assuring the Ford Motor Company and Carroll Shelby places in the history of 20th century auto racing. Condition: Excellent. Friction motors working, may need a spot of oil. Boxes, slight creasing at box ends. Dimensions: Boxes, 5.25" x 2.25" x 1.25".