The Retro Car UGR-T is a stylish new addition to Ugears' ever-growing collection of historic and modern cars, racers, motorbikes, trucks and other outstanding automotive DIY models.
This vintage model pays homage to the dawn of the automobile age.
Ugears' team of engineers and designers have developed a special, classic car model to take you back to that age. Outstanding features include the functional convertible folding roof with fabric overlay; latching cab doors that open to the front; the hood that opens on both sides, revealing a functional 4 cylinder engine with crankshaft; a skeuomorphic pendulum that simulates the sound of a rumbling motor; front wheels that turn using the steering wheel; and a spare wheel mounted at the back. To operate the Retro Car UGR-T, set the Start/Stop button to "Stop" as you wind the spring-powered motor using the built-in ratchet key under the chassis. Place the model on a flat surface as you hold it with one hand, press "Start," then release and watch it go. The car has Forward, Neutral, and Reverse gears.
Did you know the age of mass-produced cars also heralded the age of mass car theft? With no way to lock open cabs, easily hot-wired transmissions, and no readily identifiable individual markings or serial numbers, mass-produced cars were an attractive target for thieves. Moreover, cars gave criminals an easy way to transport stolen goods or make a quick getaway after a bank robbery. During Prohibition in the United States (1920-33), many a car had a false undercarriage installed for concealing bootleg liquor! In fact, the rise and development of the FBI tracks with the rise and evolution of mass-produced automobiles.