A SuperScale '1929 Le Mans 4½ Litre Blower Bentley' electrically powered child's car by Meynell, Phillips & Co Ltd, circa 1969, gifted to a member of the British Royal Family and in their continuous family ownership for 50 years

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    169
  • Location

Description

A SuperScale '1929 Le Mans 4½ Litre Blower Bentley' electrically powered child's car by Meynell, Phillips & Co Ltd, circa 1969, gifted to a member of the British Royal Family and in their continuous family ownership for 50 years, one of 150 examples produced by Meynell, Phillips & Co.Ltd of Burton-on-Trent, who originally showcased the model at the H.R. Owen Ltd London Showroom in August 1969, single-seat child's car built on steel frame chassis with colour impregnated moulded fibreglass body finished in British Racing Green with Union Jack flag and number '1' race decals to each side, rear mounted SIBA 12V DC electric motor via chain and belt drive to rear wheels and modern battery unit concealed under rear tonneau and offered with Duco battery charger, 4-speed forward and 2-speed reverse gears powering the car up to a reported 12mph, rack and pinion steering and foot-operated shoe brakes to the four wire-spoked wheels shod with Dunlop pneumatic tyres and exterior mounted handbrake, the cockpit with black leather seat and steel steering wheel, complete with moulded plastic radiator, operating headlights, electric horn, Perspex aero screen, leather bonnet straps and spare wheel, reported as being in functional condition with some general play wear commensurate with age, front right mudguard with old glued repair and one section detached but present, measuring approximately 195cm overall.