Holiday Grandkid Dream! 1953 Corvette Pedal Car

Disclosure: This site may receive compensation from some link clicks and purchases.

If your favorite grandchild (or child for you younger readers) didn’t get what they really wanted for Christmas, you might find it here on craigslist where a GM-authorized 1953 Corvette pedal car is being sold.  Thanks to long-time finder Peter R. for sending us this diminutive find! It’s located in Dracut, Massachusetts and is priced at $2,500. Before you dismiss that price, an identical one sold at auction recently for $5,520. 

I like having models of my real cars, but I’m pretty sure my collecting budget doesn’t extend that high, although I discovered here that only 300 of these cars were made, all in 2003 to commemorate the golden anniversary of this first Corvette.

Unfortunately, the website listed at the bottom of this decal no longer exists. You can see the GM authorized hologram at the top, however.

If you like Corvette pedal cars but have a smaller budget, I found this 1959 (?) one on eBay, brand new for $277.00 plus shipping. As sharp-eyed reader Joe noted, it’s a MINI pedal car; don’t think someone can ride in it!  What was your favorite pedal car as a child? Anyone got any pictures?

Auctions Ending Soon


  1. sir mike

    Here is my pedal car.I rec’d it for Christmas 1955 from my mothers mom…when I was 3.Hubcaps missing and seat cushion also gone.Still works perfectly.Murray Royal Deluxe….$22.00 in 1955 according to an old ad.Plus a Hallmark model of it.

    Like 10
  2. sir mike

    Another picture….thanks

    Like 6
  3. Joe Defelice

    Just a word of caution… The supplied link to the cheaper pedal car is a miniature pedal car (about 6 1/2″ long). I was almost taken by the minis 17 years ago when my kid was about 3. Read the fine print in the ebay listings! There are real pedal cars for almost the same price, including a decent new ’55 kit for 199.00 that you can paint and customize how you wish. Not my listing. Just posted for your convenience… If I had the dough, one of these would be the start of my grand kid’s car addiction! lol

    Like 5
    • Jamie Palmer Jamie PalmerAuthor

      Thanks, Joe! I’ll change the post to reflect that…

      Like 0
  4. Pookie Jamie Pawlicki

    I do not remember the pedal car factory being in Buffalo NY. Grew up there but never knew.

    Like 0
    • Frank Sumatra

      Mayville is about 70 miles south of Buffalo along Lake Erie

      Like 0
      • Britcarguy

        Mayville is a few miles from Chautauqua Institution on the north end of Lake Chautauqua. I worked there two summers in college. If you wanted to get from the institution to Bemus Point without taking the ferry (No bridge existed in the 60s), you went around the lake through Mayville. Best little diner in Mayville for miles around and it was still there 10 years ago.

        Like 2
  5. Geoff A

    I grew up in West Chester PA and my next door neighbor owned the Chevy dealership, Mosteller Chevrolet. I think it was in 1962 He got a Corvette go cart with a beautiful White body. I got to drive it but he had taken the body off so his son and I did not ruin it! Smart Dad. Fondly remember that. Also had a 1929 coupe that His son restored and I got to sand on that and get a ride in it.

    Like 2
  6. DolphinMember

    I would have killed for that white Corvette pedalcar…..maybe only a bug, but he would have been real dead if it got me that car.

    I remember seeing these on the road when they weren’t that old, and they looked terrific even tho they only had a slightly hotted up Blue Flame 6 under the hood.

    Like 1
  7. Frank Sumatra

    Your grandkid could have something like this for the price of the recently auctioned one.

    Like 3

Leave A Comment

RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks.

Become a member to add images to your comments.


Get new comment updates via email. Or subscribe without commenting.

Barn Finds