If, like us, you can’t afford a real Ford GT40 or Jaguar E-Type, it still might be worth heading along to RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction in a couple of weeks’ time.

A quartet of pint-sized, petrol-powered replicas will be going under the hammer at the Canadian auction house’s upcoming sale in the Mediterranean principality and, while hardly cheap, they’re certainly a little easier on the wallet than the real things.

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The most interesting is undoubtedly the Bugatti Type 52 recreation by Winkler. This isn’t just a half-size replica of a Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix car; it’s a recreation of half-size Type 35 originally built by Bugatti themselves in the 1930s. Meta, right?

Back in the late 1920s (when the real Type 35 was conquering European Grand Prix circuits), Bugatti built a small run of half-size replicas – known as the “Bugatti Baby” by the factory in Molsheim – powered by an electric motor.

Under 100 official examples were made between 1927 and 1936 so, more recently, marque specialist, Winkler decided to build 11 recreations of the miniaturised Type 35s.

Just like the real thing, it’s a vision in aluminium, right down to the cast alloy wheels and nickel-plated brass radiator. Finished in the iconic Bugatti blue with burgundy leather interior, RM Sotheby’s are expecting the Winkler Type 52 to fetch somewhere between €13,000 and €17,000.

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Perhaps the most eye-catching of the half-size replicas is the Jaguar E-Type adorned with around 95,000 Swarovski Xirius cut crystals.

This glistening children’s car features a 45cc petrol engine, disc brakes and fibreglass body (finished with chromed brass trim, just like the real thing). It even comes with working headlights and horn, albeit at a relatively steep estimate of €40,000-€50,000.

If you’re looking for a shrunken automobile that maintains its aesthetic accuracy, look no further than lot 112: a Lotus Elan children’s car by Violetta. It looks just like the real thing, although we doubt we could fit our six-foot frame in this 1:2 scale offering.

Powered by a 130cc Honda motor and automatic clutch, the little Elan can hit 30mph. Thankfully, there are disc brakes to slow it all down and prevent any accidents for the driver and their pint-sized passenger.

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It also comes with a full complement of instruments on the dashboard, working headlights, a personalised number plate at the rear and period-correct Gold Leaf colour scheme and Lotus badges. Not bad for €13,000 to €17,000?

The final children’s car under the hammer in Monaco is a Ford GT40 rep. Like the Elan, it can hit 30mph flat-out (thanks to a 150cc motor) and it comes with a custom, hand-stitched interior and traditional key start. Want your kid to be the coolest around? Expect to stump up €12,000 to €20,000.

Fancy placing a bid? You can find more information on all the lots at RM Sotheby’s 2018 Monaco sale right here.