A KM Group news­pa­per £12k Porsche is a clas­sic just for kids

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Business Kent Update -

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.”

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