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A scratch-built steel-bodied Triumph TR2 Pedal Car
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A scratch-built steel-bodied Triumph TR2 Pedal Car

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A scratch-built steel-bodied Triumph TR2 Pedal Car
painted in British Racing Green, with pneumatic tyres on Austin Pathfinder pattern wheels, the elegantly curved body constructed on steel frame, with electric head and tail lights operated from dashboard, opening bonnet and boot, leather-covered joystick steering wheel, leather-upholstered seat, mesh grille, rubber-covered bumpers and registration number JA 1 --65in. (165cm.) long (VG, restored)
Exhibited
This pedal car was on display at the 'motoring thru childhood' exhibition at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, from April 3 to October 28 2001.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

When originally sold, it was noted that this car was believed to be a factory prototype wind tunnel model, converted to a pedal car by a Triumph worker, putting the probable date of manufacture to around 1952. As wind tunnel mock-ups are usually constructed to a smaller scale and made of malleable materials, it is probably more likely that this car was constructed as an apprentice's piece. The original construction and forming of the complex bodywork shapes was well executed and finished, with the lights formed of proper lead work not of shaped filler.
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