Luxury car dealer sells mini convertible Aston Martins for children at £16,000
posted on Feb 13 2014 by Jade Hensby
The ‘DB Junior’ is a fully functioning petrol-engine classic sports car for children aged 10 and over inspired by the British super-spy’s legendary Aston Martin DB5 of the 1960s. Priced from £16,500- the price of a modest family saloon, the junior Bond-mobile is a convertible rather than a coupe but has a top speed of 46mph, which can be restricted downwards.
Measuring just 8ft 2 inches by 3ft 4 inches, and standing just 2ft 5 inches high, the ‘DB’ junior is powered by a 110cc four-stroke petrol engine linked to a semi-automatic 3-speed gearbox plus a reverse with a key-operated electric starter. But the fully adjustable pedal box means it can accommodate drivers of 6ft and aged between 10-80. However, it cannot be driven on public highways so driving is restricted to private land or tracks.
It is inspired by the legendary Aston Martin DB models of the 1960s, and named after the former boss David Brown. However, they are not officially endorsed by Aston Martin.
The cars are on sale with West London Aston Martin Heritage Dealer Nicholas Mee & Co. The dealerships managing director, Nicholas Mee said “when we first saw the DB Junior we couldn’t stop smiling”.