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