The finest and most exclusive example of a D-Type Jaguar children’s car in the world is to be sold by Bonhams as part of its Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia sale at Goodwood Revival on 17 September 2010.
The re-creation of the legendary 1955 ‘long nose’ D-Type Jaguar, which would be a fine contender at the 2012 children’s ‘Little Big Mans’ competition at ‘Le Mans Classic’, has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £10,000 – 12,000. In 2/3 scale, it comes with its own custom built trailer for transportation.
Another valuable children’s car in the sale is a Jaguar XK 120 by Violetta, also expected to fetch £10,000 – 12,000. In 3/5 scale, it is suitable for children above the age of eight, as well as adults.
Less expensive, but also impressive, is a Mercedes Benz W125 (estimate £3,000 – 5,000); a MG C-Type Montlhery Midget (estimate £6,000 – 8,000); and a half scale model of a 1940s Willys Jeep (estimate £2,800 – 3,500).
Meanwhile for the amateur child racer, two pedal cars are on offer – an Austin J40 (estimate £1,500 – 1,800) and a ‘Vanwell’ child’s pedal racing car by Triang Ltd, 1957, (estimate £300 – 400), which is based on the car Stirling Moss raced to victory in the Silverstone International event in 1956.