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Old 21st August 2013, 22:31   #31
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Fully restored an Austin J-40 that belongs to our member RaviPoll. It was indeed an experience to cherish.
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The car is a beauty and attention to detail is mind blowing. The paint quality and the wheels stand out in the car.

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Neither India, nor probably a "Pedal" car.

But I had to post the picture for its sheer elegance.....

The future Sultan of Morocco with Panhards ca 1930 (courtesy The Newyorker). Wonder why he looks so sad ?

The fact that the kid's feet are seen somehow convinces me it could actually be a "pedal" car! Completely agree with you.Elegance personified.

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Neither India, nor probably a "Pedal" car.

But I had to post the picture for its sheer elegance.....
Coincidentally, here is something I found in the May 2012 issue of Classic & Sports Car magaize.

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The future Sultan of Morocco with Panhards ca 1930 (courtesy The Newyorker). Wonder why he looks so sad ?
This child looks decidedly happier
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Coincidentally, here is something I found in the May 2012 issue of Classic & Sports Car magaize.

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This child looks decidedly happier
Thanks Karl - this picture looks like France / Europe. I just noticed the unique A-Pillar window on the photo I posted.

The child looks happier- and decidedly like a girl too!

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Fully restored an Austin J-40 that belongs to our member RaviPoll. It was indeed an experience to cherish.
Wow, thats some restoration, it looks brand new!

I remember playing in my cousins Austin pedal car when we were both kids. I have pics of me in it somewhere, it looks similar to this one here.
The last I remember, we still had it in the family, in a garage somewhere although I haven't seen it for ~20yrs.
Seeing these pics makes me feel like its not a bad idea to restore it, if it is salvageable.
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By the time I was old enough to drive one of these, I was too tall to fit inside :( However, I did enjoy driving around in a battery operated Jeep. Miss those days :(

BTW, how does one brake when driving one of these pedal cars ?

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By the time I was old enough to drive one of these, I was too tall to fit inside :( However, I did enjoy driving around in a battery operated Jeep. Miss those days :(

BTW, how does one brake when driving one of these pedal cars ?
Jump out automatically you break ! ( bones ) that's it . Then you never got to ride one by your parents .

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By the time I was old enough to drive one of these, I was too tall to fit inside :( However, I did enjoy driving around in a battery operated Jeep. Miss those days :(

BTW, how does one brake when driving one of these pedal cars ?
There is a lever to the RHS. You pull it the pedal car stops

BTW, Started work on one more J40, will update as it happens.
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The Evil Twins were delivered to RaviPoll. What a sight to watch them together
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Thanks Pavan. I really enjoyed the project.
You are a true Magician !
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Great job....enjoy your new toys!

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Thanks Travancore. J40's bring back memories of the Raj and Post-Raj era. We are waiting to take photos of these in a Rose garden with a couple of Dalmatians.
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might be out of the topic, but do we have padel cars in india which can be used by kids? The market is full of battery operated cars but it is almost impossible to see any padel cars in shops...
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might be out of the topic, but do we have padel cars in india which can be used by kids? The market is full of battery operated cars but it is almost impossible to see any padel cars in shops...
I had a couple when I was a kid in the '70's. One was from the UK and another was bought in Spencer's Madras. One was a little car and the other was a jeep. Great little vehicles with working lights, horns and indicators etc. I used to tear about the garden in them those days!

When we grew up they were given away to the kids of the butler cook and ayah who used to look after us.

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