The 3386 Bronx Zoo car is an uncatalogued item produced in 1960. It's identical -- except for the number -- to the catalogued 3376 Bronx Zoo car produced during the early 1960s. The Bronx Zoo car is essentially a stock car which Lionel modified to accommodate a bobbing giraffe head. This fantasy-notion car made use of a new concept introduced in 1960 where a giraffe's head disappears inside the car after passing under a telltale.
The 3386 contains the following features: unpainted blue body with white lettering, arch-bar trucks, two non-operating couplers plus a yellow giraffe. In most cases the giraffe has brown spots; however plain yellow giraffes do exist. Thus far, the giraffe has always appeared with brown spots, a plain yellow giraffe on a 3386 has not been documented.
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Only Known Variation - Shown in first photo above - All cars are blue with white lettering.