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Austin J40 pedal car restored

  • Closed: Fri 15 Aug 2008, 9:30 pm
Listing #: 170012526
Austin J40 pedal car.
Collectors item.
After many hours of hard work the car is finished! It has been loving restored as close as we have been able to its former glory.

THis auction is for the Red Austin pedal car only. Not the blue austin ute that we have taken photos with to show the size difference.

They just dont make toys like this anymore. It was a wonderful car to have as a child and holds many joyful memories.

From the sales brochure for the Austin J40 Pedal Car:

The J40 was a very well equipped toy of excellent quality and was probably the best pedal car on the market at the time. It featured real working headlights and horn, detachable wheels with Dunlop pneumatic tires, real like facia panel and leather cloth seating. It had an opening bonnet and boot and also a lot of good quality chrome, namely both bumpers, hub caps, grille, boot handle, and center bonnet moulding with the Flying A ornament. It was later dropped because of a change in the law. It was claimed people could injure themselves on the mounted bonnet badges if they rolled on to the front of a car.

J40 ROADSTER
LENGTH: 5 ft. 3 in. (1.60m.)
WIDTH: 2 ft. 3-1/2 in. (.69m.)
HEIGHT: 1 ft. 10 in. (.56m.)
WEIGHT: 95 lbs. (43 kgs.)

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Treadle operation, with pedals adjustable for leg reach
Drive taken through right-hand rear wheel only, to give differential action
Two position adjustable hand-brake, operating lined brakes
Pressed steel wheels fitted with pneumatic tyres
Spring spoke steering wheel with easy direct action
Pressed steel bodywork with felt-padded seating and upholstery
Dummy O.H.V. "engine" complete with sparking plugs and leads, under bonnet
Chromium bumpers front and rear
Brilliant overall finish
12 volt battery to operate horn and twin built-in headlamps

Please make contact within 3 days of auction closing.
Pick up from Henderson West Auckland

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Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Waitakere City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

mistyboo (788 788 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2013
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  • Member since Jun 2004

Closes: Fri 15 Aug, 9:30 pm. 2008