Posts Tagged ‘janus’

Vintage Microcars Auction Results at Monterey CA 2011

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The following Vintage Microcars are set to be were auctioned in Monterey CA during the weekend of August 18-20, 2011:  click pics to go to detailed listings for cars,
note that ALL BONHAMS sales under $100,000 will have a 17% Buyer’s Premium added!
RM Auctions and Gooding both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
while MECUM has a 6% Buyer’s Premium.
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”
UPDATE: Final prices are being updated now- Price is HAMMER PRICE only

BONHAMS Lot 1: 1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile Coupé SOLD for $26,000

BONHAMS Lot 421: 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 SOLD for $21,500

BONHAMS Lot 422: 1962 Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica SOLD for $12,500

RM AUCTIONS Lot 103: 1938 American Bantam Roadster SOLD for $18,000

RM AUCTIONS Lot 181: 1957 BMW Isetta cabrio SOLD for $30,000

RM AUCTIONS Lot 203: 1941 American Bantam Convertible Coupe SOLD for $25,000

GOODING & Co: Lot 061: 1958 Zündapp Janus SOLD for $20,000

GOODING & Co Lot 124: 1960 Renault 4CV Resort Special SOLD for $52,000

MECUM Lot S94: 1953 Mochet CM 125Y Commercial Panel Truck SOLD for ~$26,400

Zündapp Janus in CARS 2 -on the turntable

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Pixar put all the characters in CARS 2 on a turntable so you can see them from all sides.
This is the 1958 Zündapp Janus that appears as “Professor Z”
The Janus is sort of like the BMW Isetta, but it has a door that opens at the front AND the back.
It looks the same coming or going. Hence the name of the Roman God: JANUS
The green/green color scheme is actually a period-correct one and would be found on an original car.


Tip of the hat to Mark Hatten for finding this!

new CARS trailer has a Zündapp Janus!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

See if you can spot the Zündapp Janus in the trailer for the new CARS movie from PIXAR.
Unlike the previous film this is not a “blend” of several microcars, it seems to be a rather accurate depiction of the vehicle (except for the addition of the monocle….).  Oh and the Janus also appears to be a “bad guy”. Whoo Hoo!  Hope they find a use for the rear door. Perhaps he is “two-faced”?
Hat Tip to Larry Claypool for the heads up.
cheaters can click here for a pic of the car

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.

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