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I went out to the Chocolate mountains today to prospect a bit. The Chocolates have small gold, that and my lack of prospecting skills yielded zero nuggets. I was in a good size wash detecting the cracks in the exposed bedrock with no luck so I moved up to the first bench above the bottom. Got a big signal that ID'ed steady from all directions. This little all metal toy car was down about 6 inches in small gravel. It was lost intact, as you can see the front axle has rusted apart but it is complete. I am guessing the car is pre 60's but I am no toy expert. It has been years since we have had enough rain to flow water that high in that wash. Ha...got some yellow afterall.



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How big is it?  Helps to put either a ruler or something of known size (e.g. coin) in the pic to help us evaluate that.

Definitely looks old.   What are the wheels made of, metal or rubber?

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The spare tire made me think of Rolls Royce though I know nothing about cars or toy cars. Some Google searches found newer versions...



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