I have always wanted one of these. Never knew why, but thought it would be cool to own one. In my entire collecting career, I have never seen one, never even seen a real photo of one. No one I know in the pedal car world has ever seen one either until now. It was 2am I could not sleep and was scouring Ebay as usual. I created an odd ball search and their it was. The description had it as a “sidewalk racer”. I knew instantly what it was because I had stared at the catlaog pic so many times. There sat a 1926 Gendron “Doll Auto” (Pedal car). the owner knew he had somehting but did not know what. There was a buy it now for a huge price or make an offer. I wrote the owner and offered a fraction. Strangely enough he wrote back within an hour. (remember it is now about 3am and it had only been listed an hour or so) . He dropped his price alot. I could have pressed and probably got a bit more off but I grabbed it instead of taking the risk of losing it.
The car is about 25 inches long and 8 wide. It has the exact styling of the big pedals. It even has the orignal seat belt so the doll won’t fall out. I dont know if it is worth huge bucks, but I do know it is rarer than rare. It is only missing a hood ornament and maybe a grille band. Cant tell if it had one or not. If anyone has any info or pics (pic of little girl with this car would be phenominal) of this car, I would love to see or read about it. Here it is. The car and catalog page.