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The bubblecar-bubble did not last long

The bubblecar-bubble did not last long

You can say that the bubblecar was one of the biggest mistakes in automotive history. Because microcars, or bubblecars or whatever you call them, were never really popular while they were built. Cars like the BMW Isetta, the Heinkel Kabinenroller, the Meadows Frisky, the Peel, the Fuldamobil, the Bond, the … uh…. where was I?

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  • The bubblecar-bubble did not last long

    The bubblecar-bubble did not last long

    You can say that the bubblecar was one of the biggest mistakes in automotive history. Because microcars, or bubblecars or whatever you call them, were never really popular while they were built. Cars like the BMW Isetta, the Heinkel Kabinenroller, the Meadows Frisky, the Peel, the Fuldamobil, the Bond, the … uh…. where was I?

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  • Asbestos-law blocks import of classic cars in Australia

    Asbestos-law blocks import of classic cars in Australia

    Australia wants no asbestos at all within its borders. But now this zero-tolerance policy is affecting the import of classic cars. Fifty of them were intercepted at the border this year, their owners face huge costs to make their cars comply with the regulations.

    Basically, this is about two problems. One is that the Australians

  • Asbestos-law blocks import of classic cars in Australia

    Asbestos-law blocks import of classic cars in Australia

    Australia wants no asbestos at all within its borders. But now this zero-tolerance policy is affecting the import of classic cars. Fifty of them were intercepted at the border this year, their owners face huge costs to make their cars comply with the regulations.

    Basically, this is about two problems. One is that the Australians

    • Asbestos-law blocks import of classic cars in Australia

      Asbestos-law blocks import of classic cars in Australia

      Australia wants no asbestos at all within its borders. But now this zero-tolerance policy is affecting the import of classic cars. Fifty of them were intercepted at the border this year, their owners face huge costs to make their cars comply with the regulations.

      Basically, this is about two problems. One is that the Australians

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(UPDATE) You can buy one of Neil Young’s Buicks today!

(UPDATE) You can buy one of Neil Young’s Buicks today!

Today, a part of Neil Young’s huge collection of… everything is being auctioned in Los Angeles, California. Part of the auction are three of his cars: A Buick hearse, a Buick Roadmaster, and a three-seater Chrysler Windsor.

UPDATE, December 10: Neil Young’s 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse made an astonishing USD 31,250. The 1941 Chrysler Windsor

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A hefty sum for a Porsche 911

A hefty sum for a Porsche 911

Back in the old days, a Porsche 911 was not yet a monstrously huge car with big engines and turbos and loads of horsepower. No, the first generations of the 911 boasted a modest 1.991 cc flat-six engine, that would produce around 130 hp. And still, it was considered one of the best sportscars of

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Is this modified DKW worth more or less?

Is this modified DKW worth more or less?

During restoration ten years ago, this DKW 3=6 was modified from a two-door sedan to a coupé. Question: is it modification making it worth more or less now?

The German DKW’s were famous for their two-stroke three cylinder engines (rrrengdedengdengdeng!) but also for their flamboyant looks.

Their 1950’s model was named 3=6, to emphasize the

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This Jaguar XK120 is XL

This Jaguar XK120 is XL

The last classic car auction of this year will be on 29 December in Switzerland. One of the cars to be sold there is this unique Jaguar XK120 built by Autenrieth.

When Jaguar introduced the XK120 sports car, it was a sensation. After all, it had proved to be capable of a top speed of

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