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. 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. 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.

    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.

  2. 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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