This is a 2003 Joe Gibbs Racing Team Engine Signature Series 1/4 Action NASCAR Die-Cast. This is engine number 69 of 392 and includes the signature of. Additionally the display base has the signatures of Joe Gibbs and Tony Stewart ETCHED into the wood.They are not actual autographs, just etchings of them. This engine was displayed under a clear display case and is DUST FREE. This is a complete 1:4 scale replica of the engine Tony Stewart drove with in his car with a functioning hand crank that moves the pistons and valves. A section of the engine is clear to show how these parts move.
This piece is in amazing condition and so it the box. However, it does have 2 faults.First, the hand crank is missing from this engine. I did test it with the crank from another engine and it is in working order.
Next, the lock pins for the heat shields over the exhaust headers, one of them is cracked on the turning tab. The pin is still functional but is hard to grab. I have provided photos for this as visual reference. Removed everything from the box to put it together for the photos however I did not put on the exhaust headers because I did not want to risk damaging them when removing them.Lastly I will be including a custom mirror backed display case that covers the engine to keep it from accumulating dust. This is a MUST for anyone who intends on displaying this as cleaning this in the future will be very dangerous with all the small parts. This case was unfortunately damaged during transportation from its previous owner and has a crack in the lower left rear corner (Mirror Side). I've provided photos for this as a visual reference however it is important to note, when looking at this engine inside the display, the engine is large enough that the crack isn't overly intrusive. Also, it just isn't worth displaying these engines without a custom case for it. The dust it will accumulate will destroy the value. This case is still a no brainer and should be used regardless of the crack.
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The seller is "paulieny69" and is located in Melbourne, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.