A handbuilt 'MG TC' pedal car project, circa 1945

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    417
  • Location

Description

originally built by Fred Kimberley of the James Motorcycle Company for a garage in Exeter to promote the launch of the new MG TC in 1945, the current owner purchased the pedal car in its present state in the 1980s from Launceston, Cornwall, after which Arthur Kimberley was able to confirm to him that it was indeed the pedal car that his father had built in the 1940s.
The pedal car is offered together with a copy of a 1950s photograph supplied by Arthur Kimberley (Freds son) of Christopher James as a young boy at the wheel. Offered for sale as a restoration project.