Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dubs, Aug 8, 2021.
Don't think so, but it is another of the micro cars.
Definitely need to retitle this as "Cars for @Merlin Cat1 or @Merlin Cat "
I didn't know what it was other than being a European microcar from the late '50s, the tiny wheels and jaunty positive camber on the rear are giveaways. It looks like a simple two piece fibreglass moulding with the joint between the top and bottom covered by the thick trim. Also the side screens hint at a budget target market. It took a while to find out as there are no pictures of it in Georgano's book, at least not my edition. Anyway, it's a BurgFalke FB250, the last gasp of the Victoria 250, itself a reworking of the BAG Spatz, which was a complete reengineering job by the famous, and semiretired, Hans Ledwinka of Tatra fame of a three wheeler the Brutsch 200.
Stupidly obscure I know and sorry about that, but it does have a strong link to Beetles and Bays.
HubNut and his Invacar TWK
Zündapp Porsche, aka Porsche Type 12. Had a feeling it was a Porsche design (may have seen a photo in 'The Volkswagen Story', which I read a year or so ago) but have to confess I cheated a little to get this one - I won't say how
Here's a relatively easy one, but a fascinating car non the less...
is it a Passat?
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I find interesting how Ferdinand Porsche hawked his ideas around until he hit upon a successful client.
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That's essentially a 1300 aircooled T1 lump - up front
I think that it's a Brazilian VW Gol on a shortened front wheel drive Audi 80 platform and an aircooled flat 4.
Agree, its a Gol
Okay, a bit more fun and two for the price of one this time. I photographed both of these 'in' the same beach, on the southern shore of the Isle of Stronsay, Orkney about 15 years ago. I have an idea as to the identity of both but what do you think?
The second one looks like a moggy 1000 engine
But transversely mounted and with suspension 'turrets'... There's a couple of possibilities
I think that the top one is a Rootes engine, something like a late 50s, early 60s Hillman Minx.
I agree that the bottom one does look like an A series engine but I don't think that those are strut tops. If they were it would be a Maestro or Montego. I suspect that it is the remains of a Mini and those are the boxes where the rubber cones sit.
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