I think these old Balsa models have a great hand built look to them. This one is 8 inches long 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall to the top of the windshield. Does anyone know if balsa car model kits like this one are still being offer?
That appears to be a Hudson Miniatures Old Timer. My dad has a couple of them, the 1910 Model T roadster (which is really a 1911 torpedo) and the 1910 International Harvester roadster (my dad also owns the real thing, a 1910 IHC Model F roadster).
They used to advertise in various magazines, including Antique Automobile.
"Unbuilt" (new in the box) Hudson Miniatures Old Timer kits show up from time to time on eBay. Here is an unbuilt version of the touring that you are holding in your hand:
As can be seen, I made one those 56 or so years ago.
Erik, many thanks for the info. and the links!
John,I bet most of us older guys remember spending hours back in the 50/60's building models.
Here's the balsa curved dash Olds that keeps the balsa T company on the shelf.
Can't believe I had this laying around...
I still have unbuilt balsa "old timers". T's and others. I've been building car models for over 55 years and I will need to be around another 55 or so to finish building them. Of course, the full scale T's etc keep taking up my model time. Maybe I'll need an additional 55 years. Meanwhile the models and the real ones keep multiplying in the garage. My better half says I have a sickness that has no cure. Perhaps she's right.