Sunday, June 07, 2009
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, Justice at the wheel
A classic toy car is being inducted into an auto museum in Cleveland – and it outsold every other car in the U.S. in 2008.
The Cozy Coupe, a plastic cherry-red sports car, allows toddlers to sit on a bench-style seat and poke their legs through to the ground. When they start walking, the car begins to go.
On Saturday, it will take its place next to historically significant automobiles at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.
The Cozy Coupe sold 457,000 units in 2008, topping the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In the ’90s, it outsold both the Accord and Ford Taurus.
It would land in the top-20 best-selling models of all time, if considered, having sold more than 10 million units in its 30-year history.
The museum will house one of the first Cozy Coupes to come off the production line in 1979.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car – from Amazon, or your neighbors freecycle pile!
The Cozy Coupe is made by The Little Tikes Co. in Hudson, Ohio. The proud owner of this model is Justice.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Thank you for reading!