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 beauty of the ‘Hofmeister Knick’

The beauty of the ‘Hofmeister Knick’

Of all the historic BMW’s you can own, this is the one you really should want in your collection. Why? Well, because it is the first BMW of the modern generation. And because it is the BMW that actually saved the brand. But most of all because it is the very first BMW to have

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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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(VIDEO) A Brazilian Volkswagen is always special

(VIDEO) A Brazilian Volkswagen is always special

The concept of an aircooled boxer engine in the back and a spine chassis proved successful for Volkswagen. But in the early 1960’s the market wanted something bigger and better looking then the by then ancient Beetle. So enter the Type 3. This sedan-shaped pontoon bodied car was equipped with a 1.500, later 1.600 cc

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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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A real Spanish beauty

A real Spanish beauty

There are not many Pegaso sportscars around, but we found this one in… Spain. 

And then suddenly, on a website that is up to its ears in straightforward used cars, you find this Spanish beauty. This Pegaso Z103 is from 1955. Its aluminum body was built by Touring, the famous coachbuilder from Milan, that

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The color of Bordeaux wine

The color of Bordeaux wine

The Renault 16 was sensational in 1965. And actually, it still is today.

What is it what makes this car so very French? Is it the color of lovely red wine? Is it the luxury of the interior? Or is it the practicality of it, that does not submit to conservative ideas about how a

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The difference between a Beetle and a Beetle

The difference between a Beetle and a Beetle

It’s not easy to see the difference between one Volkswagen Beetle and another. And yet, differences can make a huge impact on the value. 

For Volkswagen, the late 1960’s were a period of transition. The original design of the Beetle was 30 years old and many consumers wanted something new. Other car brands came

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