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Porsche 917K Junior
Halfscalecars proudly presents, The 917 Junior.
Built to 70% scale, the 917Jnr is powered by a key start, 9 bhp 230 cc petrol engine
Capable of speeds of up to 28 mph, although the speed can be restricted if desired. There is rack-and-pinion steering, front spring suspension and hydraulic brakes to bring the car to a stop. It also has a 2-1 reduction gearbox with a wet clutch. It features full-size car engineering, simply scaled down.
It is a superb collector’s item in its own right, however, behind its incredible detailed looks, it is a fully working car for children/adults to drive and enjoy.
The chassis is a powder-coated lightweight tubular construction. Known to the current owner to be the only such example delivered with a silver chassis. The bodywork is moulded fibreglass that is a faithful tribute to the iconic 917 ‘Kurzheck’ Porsche. It rides on 10-inch wheels with pneumatic tyres.
The interior is finished with bare aluminium panels, and there is a mini bucket seat for the driver. A quick-release steering wheel is fitted, as well as working headlights and rear cooling fan, just like its full scale compadre. The overall dimensions are 2.6 metres in length and 1.6 metres in width.
This 917 will suit drivers from as young as five years old up-to fully grown adults with the child’s seat removed. It also has a removable roof section that allows taller drivers to get behind the wheel.
Top Gear magazine recently said it “might just be the greatest toy car ever built” .