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Old 02-25-2005, 09:46 AM
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the forgotten classics...

why are most of the 1950's and early 60's midget cars so forgotten. some are world famous, like the Iso Isetta and the Goggomobil, but these are just the tip of the iceberg.i really hope that ucp and all other automtive websites can spend more attention to those in the future.After reading a book called "Dwergauto's" by J. de Lange i got pretty interested in these cars.however little information is to be found on the net ....i reallly think that is a pity, and that should change in the near future...
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:56 AM
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why are most of the 1950's and early 60's midget cars so forgotten. some are world famous, like the Iso Isetta and the Goggomobil, but these are just the tip of the iceberg.i really hope that ucp and all other automtive websites can spend more attention to those in the future.After reading a book called "Dwergauto's" by J. de Lange i got pretty interested in these cars.however little information is to be found on the net ....i reallly think that is a pity, and that should change in the near future...
I totally agree! Lets see what whe can find.
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:58 AM
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A few have been used in the "Guess the badges" comp and afew more still to go

Some good resources ....
http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/m...mittkr201.html and keep pressing NEXT
http://www.micro-cars.co.uk/ for modern ones
http://www.rumcars.org/ for the less well known and oddballs
http://www.microcar.org/ourcars.html for the DEFINITIVE list

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Old 02-25-2005, 11:04 AM
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Here is the Peel P50, which actually made it to Retromobile 2005
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:06 AM
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I knew he would come up with something.
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:43 AM
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in the 80's a portuguese companie that used to do parts for other makes, decided to make their own car. The idea was not far from a Smart. But the way they've done it was too poor to be taken seriously. Instead of making a huge marketing investment and sell it good for a fair price, they decided to make it very cheap, with bad finishing and no real comfort.
The result was this ugly tiny...car?
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:49 AM
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Sado 550 # 2

As you can see in the first photo, heel and toe was out of question.
The engine was a 2 cylinder Daihatsu. Everything was pointing for a early end.
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another one, rarely seen in Europe
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Sado 550s #3

Now this one is a real good Sado!
This one was fitted with an engine bike (R1 I guess) and had RWD. It is competing at the portuguese auto-test (is that how it is called?)championship.
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here is the totally unknown Kleinschnittger
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in the 80's a portuguese companie that used to do parts for other makes, decided to make their own car. The idea was not far from a Smart. But the way they've done it was too poor to be taken seriously. Instead of making a huge marketing investment and sell it good for a fair price, they decided to make it very cheap, with bad finishing and no real comfort.
The result was this ugly tiny...car?
wow that is so......small. It;s smaller than the original mini cooper right?
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in the 80's a portuguese companie that used to do parts for other makes, decided to make their own car. The idea was not far from a Smart. But the way they've done it was too poor to be taken seriously. Instead of making a huge marketing investment and sell it good for a fair price, they decided to make it very cheap, with bad finishing and no real comfort.
The result was this ugly tiny...car?
Best. Car. Ever.
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wow that is so......small. It;s smaller than the original mini cooper right?
Much, much smaller! And uglier too!
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i knew the kleinshnittger :P
a very unknown car too, the rovin :
http://carcatalog1.free.fr/micro4.htm

i really want to go to that museum, that matra posted.too bad it is so far away...

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i knew the kleinshnittger :P
but you still misspelled it
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