I would suggest activating gearbox by moving the linkage by hand instead of using the top lever to keep unnecessary stress on the lever. I would also suggest engaging the gear before turning on the device to ensure a good connection between the gearbox to avoid any accidental grinding.
Clean battery terminals with no corrosion or rust. Metal throughly looks clean and well kept away from moisture. Plastic feels and looks nice and doesn't appear that it was ever stored in a hot location.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Vintage Manufacture". The seller is "american-sales-1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.