1950's Illuminated Shell Gas Pump
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Final bid:$4,000
Categories: Art & Memorabilia
Auction type: ReserveEnded
9 bids, 4 comments

Item Details


  • Seller: OnlyClassic
  • Location: Vicenza, Italy, 36100
  • Lot #: M-0030645

Available for auction is a remarkable vintage Shell Oil Company Model 39 Tokheim Full-Size Gas Pump. Manufactured by Tokheim, this double-sided gem hails from the 1950s, a time when gas pumps were more than just utilitarian equipment; they were symbols of an era. This particular pump is a true rarity, with models of this caliber being exceptionally hard to come by. 



What sets this Shell petrol pump apart is not just its scarcity, but its storied history. According to the seller, this remarkable piece has been in the possession of its current owner since 2002 and has graced important exhibitions in Italy. Acquired from a collector in the charming city of Vicenza, Italy, this petrol pump carries with it a tangible link to the past. While the pump itself dates back to the 1950s, its internal machinery has been conscientiously removed, transforming it into an artful exhibition piece that captures the essence of a bygone era.



The dimensions of this nostalgic masterpiece measure an imposing 95 inches in height, with a width of 21.5 inches and a depth of 18 inches. Despite its size, the pump exudes an air of elegance and vintage charm that transcends time. Weighing in at approximately 286 lbs, this substantial piece serves as a testament to the craftsmanship of yesteryears.



As evident from the photos provided, the meticulous care that has been lavished upon this Shell petrol pump over the years is apparent. Its flawless condition belies the passage of time, and it stands as a tangible reminder of a golden age of motoring. Whether you're a discerning collector, a connoisseur of petroliana, or someone who appreciates the artistry of a bygone era, this Shell Oil Co Model 39 Tokheim Full-Size Gas Pump is an opportunity to own a piece of history. Don't miss your chance to bid on this extraordinary piece and bring home a tangible link to the nostalgic allure of vintage petrol stations. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $4,000
  • Auction End: Aug 28, 2023 07:44:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 9
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  • OnlyClassic (seller) 5 months, 4 weeksago

    Hello everyone, I wanted to give you the
    welcome to these last few hours of the auction and especially thank the bids made so far by @thomasparke77 @JDHEMPELDDS and @NICO8100
    I remind once again that the winner of the auction will be followed throughout the shipping process until the Gas pump is received.
    Good luck

    Best,
    OnlyClassic

  • thomasparke77 5 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • JDHEMPELDDS 5 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,025

  • thomasparke77 5 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • JDHEMPELDDS 5 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,025

  • thomasparke77 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • NICO8100 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $1,025

  • OnlyClassic (seller) 6 monthsago

    Hi, first of all thank you for this question.
    I'd like to be specific about the weight it'll be around once it's packed and it's about 308 lbs.
    Shipping costs vary according to the city of destination, but I can assure you that it will be around 1500 dollars.
    Once the petrol pump is purchased, it will be evaluated as the best and most convenient solution for the customer.
    We may evaluate the packaging method for the purpose of purchasing.

    Thank you


    Best,
    Onlyclassic

  • thomasparke77 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • JDHEMPELDDS 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $525

  • JJW007 (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    At 8 ft tall and 300+lbs with Crate, do you have any quotations for shipping costs to the west coast USA

  • OnlyClassic (seller) 6 monthsago

    Hello to everyone and welcome to this very rare Shell Gas Pump .
    As you can see is kept in perfect condition.
    
I wanted to inform you that the Gas Pump will be shipped in a wooden crate with all the appropriate protections.

    The winner will be followed throughout the shipping process and will be kept up to date with photos and details and will also be able to contact me directly , as I also live in the United States.
    The 
shipping will be shipped by air. *Shipping time (10-15 business day)
Once the Item is shipped, the buyer will receive its shipment tracking so as to be able to check its status until its arrival.
    Thanks for the firs bid by @thomasparke77

    Best,
    OnlyClassic

  • thomasparke77 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $500

1950's Illuminated Shell Gas Pump
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