A KM Group newspaper £12k Porsche is a classic just for kids
If you’ve always wanted a Porsche 356 Speedster – and who wouldn’t – then it could be your lucky day.
The bad news is that the £12,000 Pocket Classics version is only for kids. Built on a 1:2.3 scale, the sublime miniature sits just 1,760mm long and 770mm wide. The company says the stunning reproduction is suitable for children aged six to 12, which, frankly, is a crying shame for the rest of us.
It uses an aluminium and steel chassis, with a handlaid fibreglass body produced under licence from Porsche AG. “Exceptional” attention to detail includes gold badges, chrome accents and the correct slotted wheels for the vintage.
The one-person cabin is upholstered in the finest leather, fronted by chrome pedals, a wooden three-spoke steering wheel and three replica instruments displaying engine speed, vehicle speed and remaining fuel. All three are functionless, though, as the machine runs on electricity. A 24v DC motor links to two forward gears and one reverse, for a top speed of 12mph with a lightweight driver.
Around three hours of charging from a domestic plug socket will give another three hours of small-scale driving.
The £11,995 price tag, which excludes shipping, includes the facility to order a specific colour combination for the paint and leather.
James Cooper, managing director of Pocket Classics, said: “Children can now have their own piece of this history, and it’s a great way of allowing them to get behind the wheel within the confines of a secure environment. We expect demand to be very high.”