1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car

1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car: This Is One Sweet Ride

This 1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was a great ride for a kid! Vette Vues Magazine Reader George McNeilus sent us these photos of a 1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car.  George explains that it was distributed by Chevrolet dealers from 1956-to 1957.  It is white with red seats and a steering wheel, the side coves are outlined in chrome like the full-size Corvette.  It has a 2-speed with hand shifting lever, hard rubber tires 9-1/2″ in diameter, and 1-1/2″ in width. The car’s dimensions are 23″ wide, 54″ long, and 21″ high and it weighs approximately 45 lbs.

1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car: The Corvette Was A Hit

1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car that was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car that was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car that was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car that was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car that was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car that was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car that was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957
1956 57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956 1957

1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car: We Love This Car

1956 Auto Show Corvette Pedal Car Ride the Chevrolet Kiddie Corvette 1956 Auto Show exhibit Image Courtesy of General Motors Archive
1956 Auto Show Corvette Pedal Car Ride the Chevrolet Kiddie Corvette 1956 Auto Show exhibit Image Courtesy of General Motors Archive

Did you know that Kiddie cars parked on the steps of GM “Futurama” Pavilion at the 1965 New York World’s Fair?

Kiddie cars parked on steps of GM Futurama Pavilion at 1965 New York World's Fair. Image Courtesy of General Motors Archive
Kiddie cars parked on steps of GM Futurama Pavilion at 1965 New York Worlds Fair Image Courtesy of General Motors Archive

Since their conception in the late 1890s, pedal cars have been one of the most popular children’s toys. They could be a simple homemade ride-on cart or a complicated copy of expensive and high-performance automobiles and trucks. They reached their most favorite point in the 1920s and 1930s as the public developed an awareness and interest in motor vehicles.

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“GM’s sales and marketing organization were obviously aware of the popularity of the pedal car as we can see this photograph from the GM Media Archive of a company event where some very happy children have just received their new Pontiac Silver Streak pedal cars.” ~ General Motors Archive

1935 Children's Christmas Party with Pontiac Silver Streak pedal cars.  Image Courtesy of General Motors Archive
1935 Childrens Christmas Party with Pontiac Silver Streak pedal cars Image Courtesy of General Motors Archive

Check out the history of the 1956 C1 Corvette and its specifications.

Chevrolet produced a lot of 1956 Corvette advertisements.  We have some of those magazine and newspaper ads for you to enjoy on the 1956 Corvette on our blog. Check them out.

This car is the only 1956 production Corvette in the Sebring event. It was inducted into the Bloomington Gold Great Hall in 2010. You can read about the 1956 Sebring Corvette racer on our blog.

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