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1950 Garton Pink Kidillac Pedal Car

April 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments

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Garton Kidillac Pedal Car

Toy manufacturers have been producing pedal cars just about as long as car manufacturers have been building cars. Karl Benz is credited with making the first modern automobile in 1885 and the first patent for a pedal car was issued in the early 1890s. Pedal cars became increasingly popular after the turn of the century and manufacturers began to model them on the current automobile designs. Pedal cars mimicked the design of the Buick, Packard or Pierce Arrow of that model year. This included the Cadillac, which was the inspiration for the Garton Kidillac.

Front Bumper Garton Kidillac

The pedal car pictured here was based on the design of the 1950 Cadillac. The Kidillac was the top-of-the-line of all the pedal cars Garton produced. It had a steel chassis, chain-powered pedaling and a two-tone paint job, as well as chrome detailing like the big car. There was also an electric horn, head and taillights. Authenticity was key among consumers, so the Kidillac had a spare tire kit just like the real Cadillac.

Kidillac Spare Tire Kit

There was a basic model available that came without the chain driven pedal system. There were Police and Fire Chief models as well. They came with accessories like horns, bells and spotlights. The Kidillac pedal cars were manufactured until 1963.

Kidillac Pedals

We restored our pedal car using different paint techniques than the original. We had custom airbrushing applied to the bumpers, trim and taillights, resulting in a souped-up version of the Kidillac. Please note that we are no longer in the restoration business.

1950 Pink Kidillac

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Tags: Kiddie Rides & Pedal Cars · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Coolers

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jim Mair // Nov 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Hi this is a real nice example I hope mine turns out as nice thanks Jim

  • 2 kenny huchko // Oct 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    very nice ,the chrome bumpers are neat,i may do mine with the same chrome look

  • 3 charlie worch // Feb 22, 2011 at 1:38 am

    wow my wife had one as a kid i look for one and found the pic where can we find one .

  • 4 jeanne mackin // Oct 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I am interested in buying a Kidillac for by brother who got one for Christmas when he was little. My dad gave it away w/o asking and I want to buy one for Ray for this Christmas. Help!

    How much do they cost? Please reply

  • 5 Tom // Mar 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I’m looking for parts specifically a rear axel and bracket or saddle for the chain drive model.

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