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Cool old Lotus pedal car
« on: December 04, 2016, 08:57:48 PM »
Love to know the story on this, bloody cool.
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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 09:01:31 PM »
Just spectacular -- I'd pay that in an instant.

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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 09:17:37 PM »
Just spectacular -- I'd pay that in an instant.

Do you want me to grab it and hold it for you?
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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 09:26:47 PM »
If it were local I'd grab it add it to the to do list, but the last thing I need is another project.

Thanks for the offer Jabber -- much appreciated.

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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 09:45:07 PM »
If it were local I'd grab it add it to the to do list, but the last thing I need is another project.

Thanks for the offer Jabber -- much appreciated.

I have a gut feeling it`s really special and valuable? What do you reckon?
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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 10:11:34 PM »
If it were local I'd grab it add it to the to do list, but the last thing I need is another project.

Thanks for the offer Jabber -- much appreciated.

I have a gut feeling it`s really special and valuable? What do you reckon?

I agree with your assessment -- but the Lotus badge is probably not part of the original. That said, it looks like a quality antique car -- just look at the wheels.

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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2016, 10:17:24 PM »
If it were local I'd grab it add it to the to do list, but the last thing I need is another project.

Thanks for the offer Jabber -- much appreciated.

I have a gut feeling it`s really special and valuable? What do you reckon?

I agree with your assessment -- but the Lotus badge is probably not part of the original. That said, it looks like a quality antique car -- just look at the wheels.

I think the badge came on the thing. Looks to be some sort of plastic or fiberglass to me, body and badge alike too.
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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016, 10:20:32 PM »
Looks like the CL one is the real deal -- just a few add-on pieces missing




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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 09:04:27 AM »
246gts, Dave in England would likely know a bit about it.  I'll send him a link.

That is cool and I agree the price doesn't seem that bad, but I am no expert.


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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 02:30:53 PM »


I have a gut feeling it`s really special and valuable? What do you reckon?

Depends what you think is valuablehttp://www.rmsothebys.com/ac15/the-andrews-collection/lots/ferrari-and-lotus-pedal-cars/1072425

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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2017, 12:45:16 AM »
Hi all,

Thought you may want to know that I ended up buying this.
She is/was Made by Pines of Italy/USA and sold via Mobo Toys in UK from 1968-70. Its a British Racing Green plastic bodied representation of Jim Clark's Lotus 40/Indy Car with 'Lotus Powered By Ford' badge. Originally it had a handle for a sound box.
Sadly this one is missing a number of parts and parts for this are not available anywhere (trust me I tried)
I'm going to be overhauling all the metal, having the body cleaned and re-sprayed and using it as is.
I'm only aware of about 3-4 that are complete in the world and none of the owners will lend me parts to have 3D printed equivalents made (understandable) let me know if you have any further questions and id be happy to answer.

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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 03:30:19 AM »
Hi all,

Thought you may want to know that I ended up buying this.
She is/was Made by Pines of Italy/USA and sold via Mobo Toys in UK from 1968-70. Its a British Racing Green plastic bodied representation of Jim Clark's Lotus 40/Indy Car with 'Lotus Powered By Ford' badge. Originally it had a handle for a sound box.
Sadly this one is missing a number of parts and parts for this are not available anywhere (trust me I tried)
I'm going to be overhauling all the metal, having the body cleaned and re-sprayed and using it as is.
I'm only aware of about 3-4 that are complete in the world and none of the owners will lend me parts to have 3D printed equivalents made (understandable) let me know if you have any further questions and id be happy to answer.

Very cool.  Post up some pictures as it comes along.  I'd be interested to see it.
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Re: Cool old Lotus pedal car
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