Archive for August, 2010

Goggo Transporter vs Zündapp Janus

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

After leading the Route 66 group to the end of the trail in Chicago we had dinner at Navy Pier.
The Zündapp Janus led Uwe and Ralf in the Goggomobil Transporter back to their hotel that evening along Lake Shore Drive.
It was a good drive and later we wondered which vehicle might be faster?
Both had 250cc 2-stroke motors.

1955 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist CA

Monday, August 16th, 2010

1955 BMW Isetta $35,000
located in dublin / pleasanton / livermore CA area

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/1897038915.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1958 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist CA

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

1958 BMW Isetta $12,500
located in Napa, CA

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/1893073955.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1939 FIAT Topolino convertible – Craigslist MD

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

1939 FIAT Topolino convertible $18,000
located in or near Washington DC area

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/ctd/1895140936.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

RM Auctions 2010 Monterey Results for Vintage Microcars

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Results from the auction by RMAuctions in Monterey CA on August 12-14 2010
note: Prices listed as SOLD are HAMMER PRICE, a 10% buyer’s premium was added.
click pics to go to auction listing page for more info.

1970 Subaru 360 "Police Car" $15,000

1970 Honda Z600 "Taxi" $4000

1960 FIAT Multipla "Taxi" $42,500

1957 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio $37,500

1951 Mochet CM-125 Luxe $19,000

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 $50,000

1958 Goggomobil TL-400 Transporter $80,000

1953 Biscuter 100 runabout $11,000

1960 NSU Prinz III $20,000

1960 BMW 600 $45,000

Halfway there

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Day 6 of Microcars on Route 66.
A rather deserted stretch of old Route 66.  But they are almost to Adrian Texas, the half-way point
as long as that storm does not eat them up. All cars are back on the road as of today.
You can follow them on their Facebook page HERE, or check back on this blog to see a daily recap.

1953 Eshelman for sale – Craigslist OH

Friday, August 13th, 2010

1953 Eshelman for sale  $1800
located in Delaware, OHIO
says “please, no scammers” At least he said “please”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/1894423267.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Isetta back on the road with Route 66

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Day 4 of Microcars on Route 66.
The Isetta is back on the road thanks to some help from RALF who is co-pilot of the Goggomobil Transporter.
You can follow them on their Facebook page HERE, or check back on this blog to see a daily recap.

Route 66 take off video from Santa Monica Pier

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

This video documents the Microcars on Route 66 Rally as it starts from Santa Monica Pier in California.
note that the Red Goggomobil Coupe with Dave Raab driving is NOT on the trip, he was just there to help send them off.

1959 NSU Prinz for sale – Craigslist OR

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

1959 NSU Prinz – $6500
VW engine but has “original wonkel engine in box”
located in Eagle Point OR

http://medford.craigslist.org/ctd/1891099556.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1967 SIATA Spring for sale – Craigslist CT

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

1967 Siata Spring $8500
located in Mystic, CT

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1885815320.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Isetta breaks down on Route 66 – again?

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Day 2 of Microcars on Route 66.  Caption for the pic says Isetta broke down again in Desert.
AGAIN? So it broke down earlier?  What specifically is wrong?
Oh well at least Greg (Isetta owner) will get to ride in a nice A/C equipped truck while they go through the desert.
You can follow them on their Facebook page HERE, or check back on this blog to see a daily recap.

Pair of NSU Sport Prinz for sale – Craigslist TX

Monday, August 9th, 2010

2 NSU Prinz $450 for the pair
located in Little River Texas

http://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/1886708959.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Spot the Microcar

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Can you find the Microcar in this pic? click for larger version
(tip of the hat to Mark Hatten)

Microcars on Route 66 – The journey begins

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

They started at 7:30am August 8 PST.
Seven Eight Microcars will travel 2448 miles along Route 66 from Santa Monica Pier in California to Chicago IL over the next 2 weeks.
You can follow them on their Facebook page HERE, or check back on this blog to see a daily recap.
2 vehicles came from Germany just to do this trip (the Goggomobil Transporter Pickup and the Goggomobil sedan).
The vehicles are (as pictured above) 3 Vespa 400’s, Goggmobil Transporter, Goggomobil Sedan, BMW Isetta, FIAT 500.
There is supposed to be some sort of Map feature on the Facebook page that take the GPS-tagged photos and allows you to track where they are at any time (at least when the photos were taken), but I can’t find any evidence of that at the moment.


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