August 3, 2010

Have You Seen Me, The FAO Schwarz Range Rover?

So we had that bit about the FAO Schwarz Ferrari Testarossa, with a 5hp Briggs & Stratton motor and leather interior.

But before that, through most of the 1990's, in fact, FAO's high-concept go-kart was apparently a Range Rover. With a 5hp Briggs & Stratton and leather interior.

In 1998, it was $18,500 and "selling fast."

Does this mean that FAO Schwarz just had some go-cart company making small batches of over-the-top luxury cars? Why can I find various mentions of it, but absolutely no pictures?

Christmas 1998: Timmy's Range Rover []
Previously: vintage Land Rover Pedal Car


Spot me in my Dollar Tree Ford Fiesta....

All I know is that I fantasized a LOT about the mini Testarossa when I was a kid in the late 80s/early 90s. And the closest I ever came (aside from seeing it once in the store during a trip to NYC) was a radio controlled F40 from Sharper Image that had a pretty awesome "roll-over" feature.

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