These restored vintage Russian pedal cars are just adorable

Even if we can’t fit in one, we still want one

Restoring vintage pedal cars may not sound like a particularly rewarding line of work, but if you take a look at the projects Ruslan Kuchmenov tackles (with before and after shots), you might see things differently.

He has a passion for completely refurbishing vintage Russian pedal cars which believe it or not can fetch in excess of $1,000 even in unrestored form. All fixed up, the price can be much higher and for good reason - some of these pedal cars are extremely rare, let alone in the condition Ruslan brings them to.

If you do a quick eBay search for “Russian pedal car” you’ll see them ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. Sometimes they even cost more than the actual vehicle they’re inspired from, to put things into perspective.

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Andrei Nedelea

Need somebody to bore you with ideal bore to stroke ratios, or the intricacies of how variable valve timing works? Ask Andrei and watch the hours roll by… He’s also quite a strange bloke who never turns the air-con on in any car for the very obvious reason of it sapping power. He say... Read more

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