Handle with Fun | Lot 2089

1953 Ferrari 500 F2 'Ascari' Junior

Offered from DFW Elite Toy Museum

$16,800 USD | Sold

United States | Haltom City, Texas

5 - 13 May 2021

Addendum: Please note that this lot is not equipped with an engine as initially indicated, but rather a chain-driven pedal system.

Produced in the early 1950s by Mr. W.P. Jones, this ‘one-off’ scale model of a Ferrari 2-litre Grand Prix pedal car is in exceptional condition for its age. This model provides a superior amount of safety constructed in true race car fashion with light-gauge steel tubing and an aircraft-type aluminum body and fasteners. It features a full ‘50s-era 'wishbone' racing suspension with drum brakes, stub-type exhaust, quick-action filler fuel cap, twin streamlined rear-view mirrors, Smith gauges, wooden overlaid three spoke steering wheel, bucket racing-style seat, and 'knock-off' hubs with spoke rims. It was to be produced as a real Ferrari, not simply a Ferrari-shaped body set upon four wheels. It sparked the interests and won the blessings of Enzo Ferrari himself. Enzo's interests aided the production of this car by not only supplying the drawings but also the authentic famous Ferrari "prancing horse" transfers to grace the body of this model.

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