Posted: 19 June 2020
Category: Company News
Rare Pedal Cars Discovered in a Garage!
Discovered on a probate valuation in the back of a garage under layers of carpet and tarpaulin were an Austin J40 (blue) and the even rarer Austin Pathfinder (white) pedal cars. Both in desperate need of some TLC but even in this condition highly prized.
They were produced in South Wales by disabled miners. The Pathfinder was the first to be made in 1949 but only remained in production for just over a year hence the rarity, whereas the J40 came out in 1950 and remained in production until 1971 with a total of about 32,000 being made.
Although more common, the values of J40s have soared in the last few years since Lord March introduced a race called the Settrington Cup at the Goodwood Revival. A fabulous pedal car race of J40s for children aged between 5 -10 years of age.
Even in this rather sad condition the J40 could be worth £1000 – 1500 and the Pathfinder £2500 – 3500.< BACK TO POSTS