Since their conception, pedal cars were all kids wished for. But at the turn of the century, their cost meant they were playthings for only wealthy families. With many families reeling from the financial devastation of The Great Depression, pedal cars were often toys for upper class children. Those not so fortunate played with basic homemade ride-on toys.
No pedal cars were produced in the mid-1940's when all metal production was directed to the World War II effort. Reaching the peak of popularity in the late 1920's and early 1930's, pedal cars experienced a resurgence in the 1950's to 1960's with chain-driven models. With postwar prosperity in the 1950's, pedal cars grew more popular and were available in all major stores.
From the early 1920's through the late 1960's, pedal cars, like automobiles, were produced in many different models and colors. Designed to incorporate the most current trends of the automotive world, pedal cars featured working lights and horns, moveable windshields and ragtops, chrome detailing and hood ornaments, and white wall tires and custom paint jobs.Please check out my other sales > lots' to look at. The item "AMF VINTAGE PRESSED STEEL PEDAL CAR FIRE FighterTRUCK #508 Reduced for Christmas" is in sale since Wednesday, October 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Outdoor Toys & Structures\Pedal Cars\Pre-1970". The seller is "111gar" and is located in Mohawk, New York. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.