6 Vintage Pedal Cars of Soviet kids

Vintage Pedal Cars of Soviet kids

Posted on September 3, 2018 by tim

Now they don’t make them anymore. They don’t even make ones relatively similar to them. As an alternative you can get a plastic car or the maximum cool stuff now is an electric toy car that you can drive, which is also mostly made of plastic.

However, sometime before that they were making real metal toy cars that kids could drive by pedalling them. They were relatively hard to break and were often passed from father to son.  Some of them have survived until our days. Here is a collection of them.

This is a photo from a Soviet factory making “Moskvitch” cars for kids.

And this is a vintage photo of a “Nebo” car.

You can still find many that have survived and some are in good condition, thanks to collectors:





NEVA. Very thin metal and very small in size. However, kids liked that they have a trunk and a hood that they could open.

Muravei or “An Ant”

“Or” or Orenburzhets

“Pobeda” – “Victory”

Raduga (Rainbow) M2 75


Raketa (Rocket)


“Malish (little kid)”

“Strela (arrow)” – sister of Rocket

This one was called “Thin Tractor” in slang

One more tractor

And some vintage photos of kids actually riding them

“In Moscow’s Gorky Park there was a competition of pedal cars. In this photo you see a winning team”

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6 Responses to “Vintage Pedal Cars of Soviet kids”

  1. Douglas says:

    I believe that Russia no longer makes pedal cars but they are made in China for export. No surprize there.

  2. Edmund says:

    I would love to add any of these to my collection. I especially love the rocket cars.

  3. Richard S says:

    I thought this was against Marksist-Leninist principles

  4. Matt C says:

    This is fabulous just brought a AZLK model. In a sorry state but great project for the winter. Your fantastic website has now given it provenance.

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