Ups and downs for pedal cars

RE­VIEW: Col­lec­tors Sale, Hart­leys, Ilk­ley, York­shire 8 April

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

There was good and not-so good news for pedal car col­lec­tors at Hart­ley’s bi-an­nual Col­lec­tors Sale at Ilk­ley on 8 April. A pre­sentable Tri-ang red pedal car de­scribed as ‘mid-20th cen­tury’ pro­vided a rea­son­able buy for £100 (plus 18 per cent pre­mium, in­clud­ing VAT). At 29in long, of tin­plate con­struc­tion with rub­ber-shod wheels and a trans­fer printed logo, it would make a good dis­play piece.

The other pedal car sold was a 42in long Ford Ze­phyr-based model ripe for restora­tion that sold at a ham­mer price of £95, within its £50-100 es­ti­mate. Its fea­tures in­clude an ex­ter­nal bell, open wind­screen and front bumper. The up­mar­ket 1930s Buick Ar­row pedal car men­tioned in our 5 April is­sue – with a £600-700 es­ti­mate – failed to find a buyer on this oc­ca­sion.

Hart­leys’ next Col­lec­tors Sale is to be held on 23 Septem­ber with lots be­ing ac­cepted up un­til 25 Au­gust.


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