Austin

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Austin
The company which stands out among post-war British pedal car manufacturers is Austin, which from the 1940´s produced small cars as well as large. The J40 Joy Cars were beautifully constructed and finished, and in unworn condition they are now comparatively scarce, and worth two thousand pounds plus. They were based on the design of the full-sized Austin Somerset and Devon, which also has fanatical followers. Still more desireable in the coveted eyes of adults nowadays are pedal racing cars such as the Pathfinder Special of about 1949. Alas those who found memories of them, the tinnier and less robust products of Tri-ang and other competitors have fewer fans these days and fetch much lower prices.