1953 Corvette Pedal Car
Want to keep Junior happy this Christmas while giving him a fun way to keep fit despite demanding his weekly McDonalds, Dunkin’ Donuts and KFC meals? Well, with the 1953 Corvette Pedal Car, he’ll have his hands (and legs for that matter) full, trying to emulate daddy by getting from point A to point B in a set of stylish wheels.
Made by Kettler, makers of quality ride on toys in Germany since 1949, this is the heirloom quality pedal car modeled after a 1953 Corvette. Made with exacting detail that marked its larger predecessor as the most sought-after Corvette model in the world, this version has a chrome grill, fenders, and bumper with detailed wheel covers. Its tubular steel frame is covered by a durable ABS solid body painted in a high-gloss finish; ABS floor pan conceals drive chain and wheel wells. Its pedal crank is ball bearing-driven and uses bicycle pedals and a bicycle sprocket for smooth pedaling. The wheels use ball-bearing hubs on heavy spindles and axles that drive tubeless pneumatic tires. A hand-operated coaster lever switches between neutral and drive and a right-hand brake lever controls the brake for the rear wheels. The fully adjustable five-position ABS seat accommodates growing riders up to 125 lbs. Ages 4 to 10. 55″ L x 28″ W x 25″ H. (75 lbs.)
The main drawback would be the $1,500 price tag which places this well out of reach for most people. Then again, it is a Corvette – so we shouldn’t be surprised.