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Old 17th August 2013, 18:25   #31
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do you have a copy of the magazine ?
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I do not have the magazine (Popular Science, April 1932) - believe I got this from Googlebooks. Old magazines do show up on EBay. Most Public Libraries in India used to keep them too - dusty and forlorn in the back annexe!

I have originally thought the "toy car" was a Lea-Francis, your post indicates it was a Morris Minor. Thanks for the clarification!

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Recently this car sold at a online auction for almost 2 lakh rupees. It supposedly has a royal background. From the grill profile it looks like a Packard to me.
No Royal background all made up. Certainly a Packard, but the auction house did not know that

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I do not have the magazine (Popular Science, April 1932) - believe I got this from Googlebooks. Old magazines do show up on EBay. Most Public Libraries in India used to keep them too - dusty and forlorn in the back annexe!
finally found the source of this article.
it is from the April 1932 Edition of Popular Science Monthly ( find it on page 46)

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http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Q...page&q&f=false
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Ps: popular science monthly is like a treasure trove for cars, excellent compilation on google books.

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I'm not really that ancient, but at the play-school I went to, we actually had a pedal-scooter like this one. I vividly remember, it was a very attractive red and white.
This is an image from the net, just for reference.
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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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