Ups and downs for pedal cars
REVIEW: Collectors Sale, Hartleys, Ilkley, Yorkshire 8 April
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.