Pound for pound, inch for inch, tethercars were the fastest four wheels on earth. During their heyday in the 1930s and ’40s, the 1:8 scale racing cars, about 20 inches long, were tethered to a pole, then raced around a circular track at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, making their tiny internal combustion engines the most powerful ever seen for their size, earning these speeding bullets the nickname, “spindizzies.”
B.B. Korn was a legendary manufacturer of these miniature miracles of speed, handcrafting cars in select quantities, producing fewer than 70 of his famous “Indianapolis” model, so it’s no surprise that two original B.B. Korn cars — including one Indy — were sold in 1994 by a Florida dealer for $70,000. We’re offering this replica unpowered toy model of a B.B. Korn Indianapolis at this exclusive low price.
The exterior features the same attention to detail that Korn himself carefully labored over, with a polished aluminum body, aluminum wheels and real rubber tires, all four of which are embossed with the legendary name “Indianapolis.” The model also features a flashy red leather-effect seat, and comes in a black-and-white racing check display box. In or out of the box, the Indy takes the highest podium place on any shelf.