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This Jaguar E-Type children’s car is a wonderful ‘half scale’ version of one of the most elegant and popular roadsters in the world. It is powered by a 45cc engine, coupled to a centrifugal clutch driving the rear wheels, which can power the car up to a top speed of around 15 mph. Braking is by a single disc with a mechanical piston caliper.

The car has been built to resemble the Series 1 model, with faired-in covered headlights accented by high-quality polished brass bezels, slim bumpers, and the small oval front grille. It was constructed in the UK within the last few years, and remains in as-new condition. It was recently purchased on Collecting Cars, but the buyer has decided to sell it on again to provide funds for other purposes.

The seller states that this half-scale E-Type is suitable for most children between four and seven years of age. The overall dimensions are approximately 2 metres in length and 0.8 metres in width.

Its chassis is a custom design fabricated in steel and then powder-coated, while the bodywork is composite glass-reinforced plastic. The Jet Black paintwork is in superb condition, and perfectly offsets the bright interior colour. It rides on 12-inch steel wheels with pneumatic tyres and ‘Jaguar’ centre caps.

The cabin is trimmed in genuine red leather, with a bench-style seat, and diamond-quilted leather panels either side of the black carpet on the floor. Its equipment includes push-button start, as well as a working horn and headlights. The four-spoke steering wheel and pedals are mounted centrally.

This Jaguar E-Type children’s car is a charming tribute to an instantly recognisable classic icon. It is an elegant and beautifully finished collector’s item in its own right, and for anyone who already has the real thing in their garage, it would also make a fun companion car to sit alongside it. Of course, this faithful recreation is also ready to delight any junior classic car fan, and can be personalised with a bespoke number plate choice to suit the buyer.

Please note: in the event of a successful auction, the vendor has also committed to include free delivery to anywhere in mainland UK.

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