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Early 40 s Steelcraft pedal Car

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cr250mark

I live for the CABE
Looking to find a little info about this car.
First pedal Car i have owned
Bought it recently and looking for info.
Goods , Bads , rarity non rarity.
Collectible or not collectible and
Feedback of value based on condition.

So here is what I know.
Early steelcraft.
Original hubcaps and wheels ( rubber tastefully replaced without removing or disturbing wheels or caps ).
Missing horn. ( man it needs one ) !
Inverted upgraded original windshield
Killer original bumper
Original fender lights
Original” Steelcraft “ tag on backrest seat.
All original non disturbed paint except .....
rear tail.
Back very bottom had 2” rust.
This 3” x 10” piece was cut out
New thinner piece of metal cut in to replace
Welded
Bent and molded to follow exact curve.
Repainted only back area.
Seat on both sides 1/2” dot seen on each side
Seat had 2 tiny welds to resupport seat. ( hard to tell .
Pedals crank and rest of under carriage untouched.
Car sits , rides and displays very nice.

Lack of knowledge. Questions my purchase.
Is this a $1000 , $2000 or more car.
As it sits.

Can pm or post.
Hopefully someone else can put this info to use.

Thank you
Mark

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GiovanniLiCalsi

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Very nice Lincoln Zephyr!
 
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Nashman

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Excellent. I have collected pedal cars off and on in the past 30 + years. I've had some nice examples. I don't collect them anymore. No room and too many other interests. This is a top end nice original example. Easy a $2000.00 car I'd say. I was into my Austin J40 for closer to $4000.00 but it was a total resto. Sold locally so still can visit it!!

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GiovanniLiCalsi

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

cr250mark

I live for the CABE
Excellent. I have collected pedal cars off and on in the past 30 + years. I've had some nice examples. I don't collect them anymore. No room and too many other interests. This is a top end nice original example. Easy a $2000.00 car I'd say. I was into my Austin J40 for closer to $4000.00 but it was a total resto. Sold locally so still can visit it!!

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Great looking Austin
Fantastic example
Appreciate your input. Thank you !
Mark
 

cr250mark

I live for the CABE
Very nice, Mark - looks to be a '37-'39.

Always
Damn Good to hear from you Dean !
Hope all is well out East.

Thank you for info., Earlier the better.
My first attempt to research these resulting In finding mostly restored shiny cars.
Still very nice but hard to compare.
Pricing seems to be all over the boards.
Years and specific models will help in narrowing my search .

Mark
 

stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Gorgeous Lincoln Zephyr. Just the right amount of use. Looks great.
 

Neal Andres

On Training Wheels
Mark, Murray Ohio made a number of variant Lincoln Zephyrs in the late 30s up to the beginning of the war under their Steelcraft brand. Your car is specifically a 1941 example. That's the year they introduced the wheel style found on your car. I have attached a catalog page from the 41 Steelcraft catalog. You will note that the body and wheel colors match your example. As you state in your description, your car has the more favored windshield and front bumper as also shown in the 1941 catalog. Hope this helps. I realize I'm very late the party.

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cr250mark

I live for the CABE
Mark, Murray Ohio made a number of variant Lincoln Zephyrs in the late 30s up to the beginning of the war under their Steelcraft brand. Your car is specifically a 1941 example. That's the year they introduced the wheel style found on your car. I have attached a catalog page from the 41 Steelcraft catalog. You will note that the body and wheel colors match your example. As you state in your description, your car has the more favored windshield and front bumper as also shown in the 1941 catalog. Hope this helps. I realize I'm very late the party.

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great literature
Thanks for posting !
 
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