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Here is something ideal for the young classic enthusiast! The famous Austin pedal cars were manufactured using off-cuts of metal supplied by Austin’s Longbridge factory and were specially constructed at the Austin Junior Car Factory in Bargoed in South Wales. A total of 32,098 were built up to end of production in 1971. The factory opened in July 1949 and it was paid for by Government funds intending to provide employment for disabled coal miners suffering from illness such as lung disease. They were re-trained and had benefits such as in-house medical care so there’s no doubt the J40 has a significant part to play in British history.
The Austin J40 pedal cars were built and painted in the same way as the motor cars themselves and came from the factory with a dummy engine complete with spark plugs and leads, battery operated headlamps, horn and chrome trims. The J40 was primarily for the US market but it quickly established its own export markets in Canada and Denmark and today are found all over the World in sheds, gardens and garages!
This 1962 built example has some special recent race history having participated in the 2018 and 2019 famous Settrington Cup at Goodwood Revival, one of the World's tiniest races! Both the recent owners' children have taken part in the famous event and the odd dent, mark and of course stickers are still in place to make this little J40 even more interesting. Delivery can be arranged, a great present for the kids, lots of fun and a little piece of motoring history.