2007 Auto Union V12 Type D Grand Prix

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2007
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    28
  • Engine number 
    N/A
  • Lot number 
    65
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Entered from the Gilder Group Collection

- No. 28 of 999 produced worldwide

Christmas may still be several months away, but will no doubt spring to the mind of many a doting parent when they see this miniature masterpiece - number 28 of just 999 half-size pedal car versions of the all-conquering Auto Union Type C 'Silver Arrow' of the late 1930s. These beautiful mini replicas were built by Audi's fabled Quattro GmbH division and unveiled to great acclaim at the 2006 Paris Salon. Would-be drivers don't require the talent of a Rosemeyer or Stuck, just a pair of willing feet and a body under 1.35 metres tall.

The pedal cars were born from Audi's search for a signature piece to spearhead its lifestyle collection. The Type C was already one of the best-selling period models in the company's miniature range and it was realised a pedal car version would ably mirror the company's heritage on a far larger scale. The technical drawings originated in the company's own tool shop and each example comprises no less than 900 components. The spaceframe chassis and bodies were hand-crafted in aluminium and trimmed in leather. There are seven forward speeds, a hydraulic disc brake and wood-rimmed steering wheel that can be removed to aid entry - just like the full-size originals.