Very special and with very small production numbers for the USA. The Bolide was the first bag to ever use a zipper for its fastening and its trapezoid shape allowed it to be stowed into the trunk of a car with lightning speed (bolide means meteor, and is a term used by astronomers). As the age of the automobile began to open doors for those imbued with the spirit of adventure, the Bolide, with its sleek and elegant design quickly became the ultimate travel accessory. Never worn and kept in Pristine condition by a seasoned collector. A highly collectible and rare bag.
40cm H: 15" W: 18" D: 10"
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.