Categories / Cars and Bikes, Toys and Games

Pocket Classics – working half-scale versions of classic cars


Ever dreamt of owning a Porsche Speedster, a Mercedes 300SL, a Jaguar E-Type or a vintage Jeep? Well, that dream might be a little nearer with Pocket Classics.

From the name, you might expect these to be toy cars for your desk. Oh no – these are working replicas of classic cars, but at half scale. Take your pick from the four models mentioned above (none of them branded for legal reasons), each one faithfully recreated with a composite GRP body shell, steel chassis, twin rear hydraulic disk brakes, and semi automatic gearbox. There's also  working headlights, indicators and horn, with a top speed of 46mph.

All cars are built to order, but it's worth noting that they are toys. So not road legal. Which means the £9,995 price of each one will undoubtedly make it the most expensive toy you ever buy. See the website for images of the other models on offer.

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eBay watch: 1970 Fiat 850 Sports Coupe S2


Who would have thought that Fiat once produced cars as stylish as this Fiat 850 Sports Coupe S2?

Indeed they did, back in 1970, when this beauty first hit the road. Just three owners from new (two from same family) and currently tax exempt, the car is good to drive, but does require work, mainly bodywork and some other bits and pieces. The interior doesn't match up to the looks of the exterior either, so you might want to do some work there too.

Still, at least it's cheap, currently at £740 right now with no reserve. Which should leave you a few quid spare to bring it back to its former glory. See the listing for lots more photos.

Find out more at the eBay website