What to get the kids for Christmas... How about a £12,000 child's Jaguar?

The finest and most exclusive example of a D-Type Jaguar children's car in the world is to be sold by Bonhams as part of its Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia sale at Goodwood Revival on September 17.

The re-creation of the legendary 1955 "long nose" D-Type Jaguar - which would be a fine contender at the 2012 children's "Little Big Mans" children's racing competition at Le Mans Classic - has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £10,000-12,000.

In 2/3 scale, it comes with its own custom built trailer for transportation.

The legendary 1955 "long nose" D-Type Jaguar... In 2/3 scale

Another valuable children's car in the sale is a Jaguar XK 120 by Violetta, also expected to bring £10,000-12,000. In 3/5 scale, it is suitable for children above the age of eight, as well as adults.

Less expensive, but also impressive, are a Mercedes Benz W125 (estimated at £3,000-5,000) and a MG C-Type Montlhery Midget (estimated at £6,000 - 8,000). They will appear alongside a half scale model of a 1940s Willys Jeep (estimated at £2,800-3,500).

Perfect for the amateur child racer (top to bottom): the Jaguar
XK 120; Mercedes Benz W125 and 1940s Willys Jeep  

Meanwhile for the amateur child racer, two pedal cars are on offer: an Austin J40 (estimated at £1,500-1,800) and a 'Vanwell' child's pedal racing car by Triang Ltd, 1957 (estimated at £300-400).

The latter was based on the car Stirling Moss raced to victory in the Silverstone International event in 1956.


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