Produced in 1930/40 by the firm Schuco
Schuco is a famous German toy manufacturer founded in 1912 in Nuremberg, the German toy capital. Specialty of the company were cars and trucks made first in tin then in plastic and die-cast. Around 1938, the company began  to develop tin cars that were made with clockwork engines or "telesteering" as the car shown here. This car could finally be driven remotely without having to squat on the ground thanks to a small steering wheel attached to the car through a wire that was inserted into the hole on the roof of the toy car. Schuco cars were supplied with miniature toolkit, with these games children could approach technology as they had the chance of assembling the  various parts of the cars thus  becoming active protagonists of the game.