You are looking at a special Uncatalogued operating boxcar featuring a special return address!
This car was a special release celebrating Richard Kughn's reopening of Madison Hardware in Detroit, Michigan. He had purchased and moved the famous Madison Hardware from Manhattan.
This operating boxcar features a blue man who appears to deliver an orange Lionel set box, which is still factory taped to the bottom of the car.
This car is unused. It is inside of its original box which is INSIDE of the original SHIPPING box with the Lionel sticker/label for this car.
What is even more special about this one is that the shipping box return address is MADISON HARDWARE.
Since Madision was such an icon of Lionel service and parts, this would be a great addition to your dealer/parts /service collection as well.
CONDITION: C9 Factory New. Only the fact that it has been opened and out of the box keeps me from putting C-10 on it. I do not see any evidence of track time. Delivery package is still factory taped to the bottom of the boxcar. With original box AND the original shipping box with the Madison Hardware stamp on it.