Advertising Card for Sunoco Fuel and Oil and the Arrowbile, the "World's First Flying Automobile"

Advertising Card for Sunoco Fuel and Oil and the Arrowbile, the "World's First Flying Automobile"

1937. Yellow and red advertising card for Blue Sunoco Motor Fuel and Sunoco Winter Oil, which when placed inside the Arrowbile, the "world's first flying automobile," which was then "kept for hours at 15 degrees below zero in a big refrigerator room," still allows its motor to be started in 2/5 of a second, as confirmed by a Western Union representative. The placard shows both the flying car in flight and frozen. A story in the Cooperstown (New York) Otsego Farmer from 1937 mentions the test and Sunoco products in a "news" story accompanied by the same photo of the plane. The W-5 Arrowbile, released in 1936, was a "hybrid flying auto" that could travel up to 70 mph on roads and 120 mph in the air. Because it only had three wheels and a single headlight, it may have been a motorcycle. Approx. 8 1/2 x 3 3/4" Item #16959

Price: $12.00

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