SL Kinderauto Ist Uber Awesome

SL Kinder Car
Well, I think I found Sloane’s first car. Sure, she doesn’t need a Mercedes as her first ride but this will certainly look good parked next to daddy’s Benz wagon (because that will be done by the time she can operate this…).
Now, this is no mere pedal car you’re staring it. This 1985 SL Kinderauto mit Benzinmotor is basically a SL Roadster go-kart with a two-speed manual gearbox (plus a reverse gear). It has a three-horsepower Briggs & Stratton motor hanging out over the back, and the car wears just 16 miles on what we’re assuming is a tiny odometer.
It’s for sale for the not-so-cheap price of $5,420, and it’s located in Germany. I want it. I need it. If I win the Powerball, I’m buying it.
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  1. Sjalabais Avatar

    This is a great find! I’ve been on the lookout for a pedal car for my kids, but it hasn’t materialised yet. My favourite is another 70s model, the famous Moskvitch pedal car:
    I guess a lawnmower engine trumps pedals though.

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Those whitewalls are rather decadent for a Moskvitch…

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        I guess the tire width makes up for that.

    2. Synchromesh Avatar

      I had one of these back in the day in green! It was awesome!

  2. P161911 Avatar

    It appears to hold its value better than the real thing.

    1. PaulE Avatar

      True dat. I keep watching for the right deal on an R107 or 129 for a toy (okay, project, but hopefully not PCH-grade). I missed out on a 6-cylinder R129 locally last fall for $3,000. BTW, is that your ’67 Imperial ragtop in your avatar? Mighty rare ride.

      1. P161911 Avatar

        I did have that Imperial from about 1998 to about 2006. It was in rough shape but ran. I sold it to a guy in Ohio, I’m in Georgia. I’m not sure that it made it back to Ohio in one piece, it was rather rusty. It was a lot of fun to drive and the 440 AL WAYS started.
        I saw a 6 cylinder r 129 on a Facebook local yardsale page last week for $1800. It supposedly ran well and had service records. But I didn’t have a spare $1800.

  3. Maymar Avatar
    500 Euro seems steep for a knockoff Power Wheels, but this one’s a knockoff G-Wagen!

  4. salguod Avatar
    A site dedicated to small, gas and electric versions of American production cars. No Benzes mentioned.
    One of the longest running was Powercar’s Thunderbird Juniors, built from ’55-’66. There’s a guy building new SQuarebird Jr. bodies now. If I’ve still got the T’bird when a grandson comes along, I can imagine being “talked into” building a 1960 T’bird Jr. for him.

  5. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    If you’re made of money there is an actual pedal car Landrover Defender. And fans of the earlier Defenders can make their own. With kits from Toylander for LandRovers, WW2 Jeeps, and Tractors.
    for more info

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