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.