Antique Tin Flywheel Toy Car JLH Hess Hessmobil Limousine Germany 9″ Chauffeur


  • Uncommon Early 1900s Tin Toy Car by John Leonard Hess (1906-1934) of Germany
  • c.1910s -1920s
  • #1024 Hessmobil Limousine with Chauffeur Driver
  • Nice detailed Blue & black body with yellow/black trim, black chassis
  • Lovely Litho’d interior seats
  • Tin wheels with “spoked” detailed rims
  • Flywheel Powered rear wheels: operated by spinning the front mounted motor crank counter-clockwise to build up speed. Small button style flange on hood allows you to spin up the flywheel, then release to engage the wheels-moving the car forwards.
  • Marked “Hessmobil 1024 Germany” on the front grill, JLH Trademark initials on the side doors (repainted).  “Made in Germany” stamped on the side of the chassis. 
  • Car approx. 9″ Long (without crank) x 3-3/4″ W x 4-3/4″ Tall
  • Superb addition to any toy collection!


Hess Toys was founded in 1826 by Matthias Hess in Nuremberg, Germany. They are recognized as one of the first toy manufacturers.

In 1886, Matthias’ son John Leonard took over management of the toy company, and then later fully inherited it in 1906.




Good overall condition, and nice for display. Body retains most of its original lithographing, and shows some moderate scratching and light loss, along with some light oxidation. Side doors appear replaced. Roof has been repainted. Side-Skirts appear to be replacements. Front wheels appear to be replacements. Flywheel is in good working order, and the car will drive about 5-6 Feet on a good spin. “It is what it is”, and still a pretty cool display car.


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