Posts Tagged ‘microcar’

Microcar Auction at 2011 Microcar Reunion

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Larry Newberry auctioned off TWO Vintage Microcars from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum during the Memorial Day weekend MICROCAR REUNION event.
These were not publicized in advance.
You had to be there to take advantage of this opportunity.
This is the first one, a 195? KOVER from France, partially restored.

This is the second microcar auctioned: a 1961 Lloyd Alexander LP-600 Kombi:

1961 Autobianchi Bianchina at RM Auctions Scottsdale 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Auction results:
This 1961 Autobianchi Bianchina apparently sold at RM Auctions in Scottsdale AZ on Friday Jan 22 for $60,500
(don’t know if that is hammer price or if it include’s Buyer’s premium)

Link to RM Auctions listing for more info and pics

1957 Bubble Window Isetta at RM Auctions Scottsdale 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

This 1957 Bubble Window Isetta sold Friday Jan 22 at RM Auctions in AZ for $33,000 (don’t know if that is hammer price or price with buyer’s commission yet…)

Note this is NOT a cabrio like the one at Russo & Steele

Link to the listing for the car.

1956 BMW Isetta cabrio at Russo & Steele 2010

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

This 1956 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio just sold in Scottsdale AZ at the Russo & Steele auction for $42,000.

This was an ALL RESERVE auction (as opposed to Barrett-Jackson which is all NO Reserve) and the reserve was off at $39,500.  Bidding was at $39,500 and the reserve was not met and they rolled the car away and were on to the next car when the seller apparently changed his mind and they went back to it for another $2500.

This was restored by Greg Hahs and I think I know who the guy in the hat was that bought it. We will see if it shows up in his collection, I don’t think he had a Bubble Window cabrio.

The results from this auction were from watching the Live Feed, the official Russo & Steele Auction site does not yet have result from this auction.   This car was not touched by the damages caused by high winds that caused some tents there to collapse.

3-wheel Mystery Cushman (?)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
well, what is it really?

well, what is it really?

“Jane” recently bought this three wheel car in Los Angeles and has been unable to find out any information on it. It has a Cushman motor. It has a sticker on the front bumper that says Explorer Driving-Safe Road Rally. That is apparently associated with the Boy Scouts. However she was unable to find any information on the cars used for the rally.

Is this a real Cushman? Or is it some sort of Home-built vehicle?

Gould’s “Lucky” 13th Microcar Minicar Classic Event

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

photo by Jim Janecek

photo by Jim Janecek

 

Gould’s 13th Annual Microcar Minicar Classic Event was held July 10,11,12 2008 in Newton MA.

A reporter for The Boston Globe filed a report on the meet (but mostly about Smart Cars) you can read it HERE

more photos of the meet at The Bubbledrome


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