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Lot No. 144 - Powered half-scale Porsche 935 childs car project

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

+buyer's premium of 24% including VAT @ 20%

Details Specification

Designed to suit a child from approx 7 -12 years, the car measures just over two metres long and the construction is based on standard kart running gear with a purpose-designed chassis, accurate double-clamshell GRP bodywork, carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite floor with a bronze-welded tubular chassis and roll hoop. It’s configured to use an electric start, 4 HP Subaru Robin petrol engine with centrifugal clutch and chain drive to the rear axle which is fitted with a differential and hydraulic disc brake but it could easily be redesigned for ‘new generation' electric power. The green (gel coat) car is a rolling chassis which shows how the car is designed and constructed and will require final assembly and painting in the 935 colour scheme of your choice. All tooling, moulds and patterns are included to enable any number of subsequent cars to be produced.

The Martini-liveried car featured in the pictures was completed by our vendor and achieved £15,625 at a recent Bonhams sale which illustrates the potential. His intention was to produce a number of other cars but other projects have intervened. We understand that there are a number of short circuit events aimed at children with the most prestigious being the ‘Little Big Man’ at the Le Mans.

The Project Comprises:

A virtually complete car comprising;

  • Glass fibre body in a green gel coat
  • Moulded Perspex front, rear and side windows and headlamp covers.
  • Bulkhead and seat moulding in black grp
  • Fabricated tubular chassis with rollover bar and undertray.
  • Subaru Robin engine,( for mockup purposes only)
  • Rack and pinion steering
  • Disc braked rear axle
  • Wheels and tyres with Fuchs-style wheel trims.

The manufacturing equipment.

  • Chassis jig
  • Front body mould
  • Rear body mould
  • Bulkhead mould
  • Seat mould
  • Wheel trim mould
  • Steering rack cover mould
  • Jig for the front grille
  • Full set Perspex screens (as patterns)

So, the options are to finish the car on offer here or to set up a small production facility using the jigs, moulds and pressings included and market them worldwide.

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