Junior Central

Silvestri art studios
1956 Pontiac Starcheif Junior

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Nice restored example by D&S



D&S Pedalcar #1

D&S Pedalcar #3

D&S Pedalcar #5

another original #1

    Silvestri Art studios of 1147 West Ohio Street in Chicago Illinois took on the challenge to make a junior car for the Pontiac division of General Motors in 56. The cars were 6 foot long. had working headlights and horn. operated on a standard car battery like many other JR cars. Thier fiberglass bodies were available in several colors, Semi Pneumatic tires with forward and reverse
as you can tell I do not have a lot of information on these! if anyone have more information, literature, vintage photos of these little cars I would love to post them on this site for all to enjoy and learn from.

the company that made these is still in business! I have had no luck in getting additional information from them though.
I have added a few more pictures of Pontiacs to the page including another one that was restored for a customer by D&S Pedalcar (see links page) and another original.

Red & White coffee flyer

Silvestri building

D&S Pedalcar #2

D&S Pedalcar #4

D&S Pedalcar #6

Another original #2

Another original #3

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If you want to use information or images from this website for magazine articles please contact me so that I can help by providing more information addition images or Higher resolution images. So little is known about these little cars that education of the collecting public can only help find more of them and find more parts or parts sources for them. Generally I only ask for of a copy of the final issue and mention of the website in the article in return. Even though promotional cars have been around for a long time they have only recently become very collectable. Any article written about them can only help to find “Automotive archeologists” With information on these rare and unusual mini cars

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