As shown is an electronic coin operated white space shuttle "kiddie ride" The ride does work as it should and moves back and forth when inserting a quarter and it also plays two different songs during the length of the ride. One song being the Star Spangled Banner. Came from a former small roadside amusement park that was opened from the 1970's through early 1990's. Can not locate a brand name, model number on it anywhere. Can not find one like it online, this one uniquely has a steering wheel, and none of the ones found online mention playing music like this one does. Was possibly wondering if this could have had decals on it at one time, and could have possibly been made to resemble the former American Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded in 1987. Still operated on a single quarter and the ride last about 2 minutes. Space shuttle is made of fiberglass, base is steel metal. Note: Upon further examination on the inside of the coin mechanism I did find a service record card, the mechanism was made in in Aug. of 1987 ,and has the "Coin Mech" logo on the mechanism. SPECIAL NOTE: This information might help, I found what possibly could be a brand name and have attached a photo of the name, along with the brand name on the coin mechanism.
The former roadside amusement park named "Guntown Mountain" in Cave City Kentucky owned it it's entire life. The park has been closed for years, and was in the town next to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Thank you for contacting Mearto. This is a 1987 coin-operated kiddie ride in the shape of a spaceship. The kiddie ride was first invented in 1930 by James Otto Hahs of Sikeston, Missouri. Initially, he used wooden horses not unlike those found on carousels, and commissioned carousel makers to make the horses.
There are many kiddie rides on the market. Hammer prices range from around $200 to around $500. I have included links below to several auction sales of kiddie rides. The Fair Market Value of your item is between $250 and $450.