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Amelia Island | Lot 103

1956 Bimbo Racer 12V Children's Car

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$21,600 USD | Sold

United States | Amelia Island, Florida

9 March 2018


  • Fully restored and functional "baby Ferrari"
  • "A real car!-for pre-teen men and women of distinction"

Wheelbase: 40 in.

The Bimbo Racer is the ultimate children's car. Styled by Michelotti for "pre-teen men and women of distinction," as the sales brochure proclaimed, it is a miniature of the Ferrari 375 MM Spider of the 1950s. Officially sanctioned, the Bimbo Racer was imported into the U.S. by Ferrari in San Francisco, California.

The 12-volt battery-powered "baby Ferrari" was built by SILA of Turin, Italy, with a fiberglass body, a Ferrari-style egg-crate grille, electric motor, three-speed transmission, and working sealed-beam headlights. It also features independent front and rear torsion-bar suspension along with four-in. rear brakes with fade-resistant linings.

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