Pocket Classics, one of the leading distributors of tribute ride-on petrol and electric cars, has unveiled their latest model, a luxury battery-powered Porsche 356 Speedster
The company’s range already counts the iconic 904 Carrera GTS and the 550 Spyder, and all are designed for use on private land.
Built to order, and handmade in Germany under licence from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, the 356 Speedster is a near perfect replica of the open-top original which first arrived in the USA back in 1954. At 1,760 mm in length, and at 770 mm wide (the equivalent of a 1:2.3 scale model), it is suitable for children only between the ages of six and twelve.
The car sits on an all-aluminium and steel chassis, and features a hand-laid fibreglass body sporting the renowned sweeping profile. The exceptional attention to detail is evident, and borrows many styling cues from its namesake. These include gold front and rear badges, chrome accents and the famous slotted alloy wheels.
The beautifully-crafted leather interior can accommodate one child at a time. Behind the wooden three-spoke steering wheel are three ‘replica’ instruments of equal size, namely the rev-counter, the speedometer and the fuel gauge. Mirroring the layout of the cabin seen in the 1950s, all knobs are arranged horizontally on the dashboard, and provide access to the working front headlights.
Power comes from a 24 Volt DC motor which is linked to two forward gears and one reverse gear. The Porsche 356 Speedster can reach a top speed of between six to twelve mph depending on the total weight of the driver, and the terrain on which it is being driven. To replenish the battery from empty on a domestic power supply takes around three hours, and provides up to three hours of driving time subject to use.
Pocket Classics Porsche 356 Speedster – Where and how
The Pocket Classics Porsche 356 Speedster is on sale now, and costs from £9,995.00 (£11,995.00 including VAT and excluding shipping). The colour of the interior and exterior can be specified when ordering the car, thereby making every example personalised to the buyer.
For more information about the latest line-up, visit www.pocketclassics.co.uk.