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Commander Eddie
01-08-2014, 01:29 PM
I ran across this image of the cover of a new book while reading a story in Salon online.

http://media.salon.com/2014/01/little_failure-300x200.jpg

The title of the book is "Little Fairure", Growing Up Soviet by Laura Miller.
I do believe that is a peddle car replica of a "Bullet Nose" Studebaker.

8E45E
01-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Here's a link to more: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?21536-Soviet-pedal-cars&highlight=soviet

Craig

wolfie
01-08-2014, 01:42 PM
I have seen a few of these come up for sale. They are quite apparantly desirable amongst pedal car collectors and sell for more than I am willing to pay (one can usually buy a decent running/driving Stude for what these bring). And yes, at least the bullet and nose seem to be copied from Stude

Commander Eddie
01-08-2014, 01:44 PM
I want one. They must have made lots of these in Russia. I had no idea. How great is that?

Commander Eddie
01-08-2014, 01:45 PM
I have seen a few of these come up for sale. They are quite apparantly desirable amongst pedal car collectors and sell for more than I am willing to pay (one can usually buy a decent running/driving Stude for what these bring). And yes, at least the bullet and nose seem to be copied from Stude

The front and rear fenders are definitely Studebaker as well. Did the Soviet manufacturer have a license from Studebaker to make these, I wonder?

8E45E
01-08-2014, 01:48 PM
Did the Soviet manufacturer have a license from Studebaker to make these, I wonder?

It may have been patterned after one their own Zis 112: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?5603-Now-that-s-a-bulletnose!&highlight=stalin

Craig

SScopelli
01-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Another Soviet Pedal Car.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTCEkxxhmypxdI2cQR5a_YUUxtvNJ3Wj8VMq3nDZbkVFr0Hm8lTvw

Bullet
01-08-2014, 09:00 PM
At the South Bend meet in 2012, Ed Reynolds had one in his shop. I think it was red and had a price tag a lot more than I was willing to pay. $5000 rings a bell.

Mark

EssexExport
01-08-2014, 09:03 PM
Like far out!

jclary
01-08-2014, 09:06 PM
If the Soviets would backward engineer a B-29 (and they did) do you think they would bother to get permission to copy a Studebaker toy car?

It is my understanding that they stamped out tons of these back in the day. I have a Pedal copy of my '48 and my truck. I'd love to have one of those to paint Maui blue and display with my '51 Land Cruiser.

studefan
01-08-2014, 09:26 PM
sold last week:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-iron-pedal-car-STUDEBAKER-ROADSTER-GIORDANI-1951-restored-tin-toy-/121242725451?pt=Vintage_Antique_Toys_US&hash=item1c3aa12c4b&nma=true&si=yf1nVZYwxznjyH6nIL062ZuSSTU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

and another no sale:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-iron-pedal-car-1950-STUDEBAKER-GIORDANI-original-tin-toy-chil-collectors-/121229722608?pt=Vintage_Antique_Toys_US&hash=item1c39dac3f0

t walgamuth
01-12-2014, 01:13 PM
It may have been patterned after one their own Zis 112: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?5603-Now-that-s-a-bulletnose!&highlight=stalin

Craig

That looks like a caddy flower car with a hard tonneau from the back and side. I guess they did not have the capability to make curved windshields.

plee4139
01-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Did you mean "pedal" car?

kurtruk
01-12-2014, 10:50 PM
There were Russian ones and Italian ones. And I saw one for sale with working semaphores! Don't know which version it was. We have a chapter member that has an un-restored, mint Italian one. Has only been sat in a few times! (Once accidentally while on display at a car show:()