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Not-Just-for-Junior Cars

Source: Robb Report

Junior Cars is one of several ventures that has been operates through the Harrington Group. The company also restores cars and manufactures and sells replica parts for classic cars, and it has built a prototype electric car.

The design of each Junior Car model was inspired by a similarly named classic car. The collection includes the 250 California Spyder, the GB Spirit, the Cobra 289, the XK120, and the F1L, which looks like a vintage Formula 1 racecar. Each car is equipped with an independent wishbone suspension up front and in back, adjustable gas shock absorbers on all four wheels, vented disk brakes with Brembo calipers front and rear, and a working horn, lights, and turn indicators. The front-mounted, air-cooled, 125 cc four-stroke engine sends power to the rear wheels through a 3-speed semiautomatic transmission.

Though the cars are small—the 250 California Spyder is 8.5 feet long and about 2.5 feet tall—they are not just for children. The adjustable pedal box enables someone as tall as 6 feet to fit behind the wheel, and in standard tune, the cars can reach 44 mph. But the company can adjust the engines so that the cars do not exceed a child-safe speed.



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