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Much like the 1959 Fury Junior that we profiled back in the April 2009 issue of Hemmings Classic Car, this 1957 Lincoln Premiere-aping kiddie car for sale on Hemmings.com appears to have been lovingly restored. Unlike the Fury Junior, the story on this Premiere remains incomplete. From the seller’s description:
Unique one-of-a-kind children’s car. This is an amazing (half-Size+) one-of-a- kind handcrafted all-aluminum body gas powered children’s car built in 1956-57. Resembles a 56-57 Lincoln Premiere. Same owner since 1966 (garaged kept). Rack and pinion steering and fully independent dual spring suspension with four wheel hydraulic drum brakes and parking brake. 10 hp Wisconsin 4-stroke motor with governor, centrifugal clutch and column shifter with forward, reverse, neutral transmission. 12 Volt fused system with electric starter, generator, fan, horn, fuel pump, brake, headlight, parking and taillights. Partially refurbished to as close to original as possible with upgraded electrical, paint, etc. Runs and drives great. Needs rewound generator armature, interior completion and some minor repairs. (not street legal). Measures 122 in. long, 44 in. wide with a 65-1/2 in. wheelbase and track of 37 in. Word handed down says the car could have been created to be displayed at the 1958 Worlds Fair in Brussels, Belgium ? Maker is unknown at this time and all inquiries have come up empty.
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UPDATE (16.November 2010): Also came across this cool Rupp-built AMC Gremlin promotional kiddie car.