It was not offered in any cataloged sets in 1963 but continued to be offered for separate sale. It was offered in a number of uncataloged sets from 1962 to 1964. There were ten sets in 1962 (19113, 19115, 19116, 19125, 19132, 19137, 19140, 19165, 19176, 19184). There were eight sets in 1963 (19225, 19227, 19233, 19233-500, 19233-501, 19256, 19317, 19322). And, there were two sets in 1964 (19396, 19399).The flat is totally flawless and shows no signs of use on the flatcar surface nor on the wheels and even includes its original elastic band which holds the load in place during transport. Somewhat rare as these are becoming very hard to find.
The plastic colors are vibrant and the white heat-stamped lettering is crisp, bold, and complete. The wheels show no evidence of use and have that factory haze indicating they have either very limited or no time on a track. The Jet Motor Boat follows suit and is pristine without even a hint of evidence on the white hull of being stored on the cradle.
The brown deck is super clean and also flawless. The box is a respectable example of the Orange Picture Box. It is complete with nice colors and graphics and all original flaps. All the flaps are original but on one end an inside flap is taped.
There are small tears, and shelf wear. It includes the correct numbering of 6501-15 printed on the tuck flap at both ends and dated 6-62.It did its job of protecting its MINT condition contents. The instructions are the dark yellow version and all original and flawless. I would grade it a TCA P-10 (Complete, and all original as manufactured and unused). It is correctly numbered 6501-14 and dated 7-62. The rare silver foiled 6501-17 "fuel pellets" pack which is included is in great shape showing no rips, tears or separation on the edges and the enclosed pellets feel firm and complete. A real plus for this car as not many of these 59 year old packets remain. THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT MY OTHER AUCTIONS!!!! Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "MINT Original 6501 Jet Motor Boat Transport Car withOriginal Box & Instructions NR" is in sale since Sunday, November 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Freight Cars". The seller is "auc3" and is located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.