Collector Car Showcase
Collector Car Showcase

1957 Corvette Pedal Car

Created by Gary L. Harp of Pedal Classics in California, with official licensing from Chevrolet, these magnificent pedal cars are amazingly realistic in appearance, being meticulously hand-crafted from more than 400 precisely-scaled parts, with strict adherence to factory-production specifications.  These spectacular pedal cars go far beyond being just a toy or reproduction, and were hailed as an exclusive, limited-edition work of art.  Among the many features are 1:3 scaling, one-piece fiberglass bodies over a high-strength tube steel frame, correct Corvette colors, accurate detailing, inflatable Firestone whitewall tires with correct tread pattern, brass bushings, and working taillights/headlights with the original "T3" insignia.  Each pedal car was signed by Gary L. Harp and serial numbered.  These superb replicas were marketed to 4,588 Chevrolet dealerships around the country in 1994.  The retail sales price in 1994 was $2,895; a discount was offered to G.M. dealerships.  Chevrolet was instrumental in having one put on permanent display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.