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Old 16th August 2010, 19:04   #1
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Oflate Pedal cars are gaining lot of popularity with collectors & Vintage / classic enthusiasts. I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread on the same so that we can get a glimpse into some of these collections. To start with i am posting my VW Beetle - late 60's model - yellow pedal car - for everyone to see and comment. This is a complete metal body on a metal chassis with high quality bumpers and lights made up of plastic. It would be wonderful to see other Pedal cars too.
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Here is some pedal cars at Jadhav gadh fort rally
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Sweet thread !
Though I've shared this one before, I'll take the liberty again. This photo was taken sometime in the seventies..
"Mustang" was my first set of wheels. Pedal powered, with battery operated lights and a horn, and mechanical steering. Real tyres on the wheels. Chrome bumpers with over riders. And note the rear "tailfins" !
Oooh, did I love her !!
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An Austin J40
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This is another of these Austin pedal cars.
This has been jazzed up a bit and is mounted on a wall in a restaurant in a Mall in Mulund. They have connected lights for additional effect.
Now there are three of these on this thread.
Hope you like.

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@ SuperSelect, Love that Mustang!

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Cute Austin - resembles the "Devon" we see on our roads.
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Hi

What are the makes for these Pedal Cars

Were these also made in India

I am looking for one

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Hi What are the makes for these Pedal Cars
Were these also made in India. I am looking for one Cheers
Please google Pedal Cars and you will get a lot of info and some sites.

Also, please note that there are older pedal cars mostly made of metal, and the newer ones are more plastic. These were also made in India, those made in the 1960's resembled Jeeps. Good luck to aquire.

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Please google Pedal Cars and you will get a lot of info and some sites.

Also, please note that there are older pedal cars mostly made of metal, and the newer ones are more plastic. These were also made in India, those made in the 1960's resembled Jeeps. Good luck to aquire.

Cheers harit

Thankyou Harit Sir

I have found one resembling a Mustang with fin tail, no make is specified and the owner claims it to be Indian make and asking price is Rs 8,000

Cheers..
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i used to have 2 of them

one was a little red car made of metal and had the legend 007 on the side.
the other was a green jeep again made of metal and was plain.

i vaguely remember tearing around the garden at what seemed to me to be rather high speeds in those things. The bungalow used to have a circular driveway which went right around the house and it was tarmac. So it must have been great fun to buzz around in those vehicles pretending to be like my Dad in his car/ jeep.

lovely things those cars - even the horn and lights used to work with batteries. and when the tyres wore out, I remember going to a shop somewhere in Coimbatore or Chalakudy or somewhere (this was 1973-1974) and my Dad managed to organize a set of spares.

Unfortunately I cannot find the photos pertaining to that period.
Both vehicles were in superb condition and stayed with us until 1980-1981 after which they were given away to the local creche for the less privileged children to use and play with.

those days there were none of these politically correct (US inspired) rules about safety aspects for childrens toys and so on. But nothing untoward ever happened to any of us who grew up with such toys in those years either!

Recently I came across some antique kids toy type vehicles in Ooty - there were a couple of little cars, one jeep and a couple of little pedal planes (biplanes - like the famous first world war Fokker and Sopwith Camel and Albatros etc) - all in terrible condition.

Only a serious enthusiast would buy them in this condition or one may possibly buy them only for the antique value or nostalgia value.
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Old pedal cars are more collectable, they have a charm of their own and are decorative. The new ones are too exact copies of real cars!
Check these old pictures of old pedal cars. One has already been posted on the nostalgic thread.

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great thread and great pics. especially the black and white shots. i just bought a fire truck for my 2 year old for his christmas present. it's based on a retro design and made in metal. i'll be sure to post pics of it.
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Has anyone seen Mr. Rishi Kumar's collection of pedal cars in Calcutta? He owns the place called the HObby Center down Park Street. He has 50 plus of these. I will try and dig some pictures later.
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For my 500th post, thought I would engage in a wee bit of fantasy

Not a "pedal" car by any stretch of the imagination......... A Lea-Frances perhaps ?

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Wish my Dad would have bought me one of these!

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Sweet thread !
Though I've shared this one before, I'll take the liberty again. This photo was taken sometime in the seventies..
"Mustang" was my first set of wheels. Pedal powered, with battery operated lights and a horn, and mechanical steering. Real tyres on the wheels. Chrome bumpers with over riders. And note the rear "tailfins" !
Oooh, did I love her !!
Wow! I had the exact same one in red when I was a kid. Really loved it. Took the rubber off the tires and ran it on bare metal for some drifting manoeuvers. Remember giving it a paint job when it got old too. Thanks for that pic. Brought back some fond memories.
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