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Vintage Miniature Cars, happy presidents George Bush and Vladimir Putin
Happy presidents George Bush and Vladimir Putin. Vintage Miniature Cars

Vintage Miniature Cars
When I first saw these photos, I’ve noticed that all owners of such automobiles have sincerely happy smiles on their faces. And the same happy smile have those who see them. Perhaps, you are also smiling right now, what is the most important. In addition, small cars have other advantages, and they are evident.
First of all, small cars are endlessly practical, often cute and mostly easy on your wallet. While you’d need to sacrifice much of your space and comforts, you’ll have a reward of being considered ecologically & street “smart”. Some of the models can go 40 km per liter (100 miles per gallon), which is advertised as “almost cheaper than walking”. If you live in the urban area, where parking space could cost you as much as $250,000 – these little critters may be just for you. They certainly speak to our sense of esthetic and evoke a strong desire to hug them and pat them on the back.

Police car Isetta
Police car Isetta

Isetta. The most easily recognizable of all “bubble cars” of the vintage era, the Isetta evokes the feelings of sophisticated European romance like no other small-budget car. It was seen in many movies of the era, and was quite popular for many years and earned many names. French called it “yogurt pot”, Germans “coffin on wheels” (apparently disdaining very little space inside), Italians “little eggs”. Originally designed in Italy, Isetta was made by various manufacturers, namely ISO, Velam and BMW.

In fact, the Fifties were the “boom” times for miniature cars. Many prototypes achieved mass production, but their popularity cooled off in the Sixties. Unfortunately, almost stopped in the Seventies, with compact Japanese imports effectively killing sub-compact market.

Vintage Miniature Cars

Produced by Italian Piaggio company 3-wheeled Ape
Produced by Italian Piaggio company 3-wheeled Ape. Vintage Miniature Cars
Vintage Miniature Cars
3-wheeled microcar by the Dutch company Carver Engineering
Vintage Miniature Cars
1957 Velam Isetta
Vintage Miniature Cars
1957 Vintage microcar Isetta
Vintage Miniature Cars
Isetta 1957 Vintage microcar
Vintage Miniature Cars
BMW variation of Isetta
Vintage Miniature Cars
BMW variation of Isetta
Vintage Miniature Cars
Police car Isetta
Vintage Miniature Cars
Police car Isetta
Vintage Miniature Cars
The Bond Bug
Vintage Miniature Cars
Three-wheeled micro bus
Vintage Miniature Cars
Italian Three-wheeled two-seater micro car Pasquali
Vintage Miniature Cars
Pasquali, Three-wheeled two-seater micro car from Italy
Vintage Miniature Cars
Tri-Magnum, designed by Robert Q. Riley
Vintage Miniature Cars
Trojan 200A from Heinkel (model from 1963)
Vintage Miniature Cars
Trojan 200A from Heinkel (model from 1963)
Vintage Miniature Cars
1963 model – Trojan 200A from Heinkel
Vintage Miniature Cars
1954 Mivalino small car. Italian Mi-Val motorcycle company’s own version of the Messerschmitt KR-175
Vintage Miniature Cars
Mi-Val motorcycle company’s own version of the Messerschmitt KR-175
Vintage Miniature Cars
1955 Fuji Cabin (Japan)
Vintage Miniature Cars
1955 Inter 175 A Berline
Vintage Miniature Cars
1958 Zundapp Janus (Germany)
Vintage Miniature Cars
German 1958 Zundapp Janus
Vintage Miniature Cars
1964 microcar, described as a terrestrial flying saucer
Vintage Miniature Cars
a terrestrial flying saucer
Vintage Miniature Cars
1964 microcar, described as a terrestrial flying saucer
Vintage Miniature Cars
2001 Corbin Sparrow (designed by Mike Corbin)
Vintage Miniature Cars
A vision for the future – Venture One from Fly the Road project
Vintage Miniature Cars
Brutsch 1958 Mopetta vintage mini vehicle
Vintage Miniature Cars
Brutsch 1958 Mopetta vintage mini vehicle
Vintage Miniature Cars
Cabin-roller-style racing
Vintage Miniature Cars
Daihatsu Midget micro-truck
Vintage Miniature Cars
FIAT 600 Multipla (1960) – one of the smallest vans ever. It was also a perfect taxi vehicle
Vintage Miniature Cars
FIAT modification made in Poland
Vintage Miniature Cars
micro crane ‘Best Baltic’
Vintage Miniature Cars
Micro Jeep, The Crosstown Concept, shown at the 2005 Frankfurt show
Vintage Miniature Cars
Messerschmitt KR200
Vintage Miniature Cars
Morgan Super Sport, circa 1932-34
Vintage Miniature Cars
Nissan Snail (Escargot)
Vintage Miniature Cars
Peel micricar 551 TRL
Vintage Miniature Cars
Peugeot H2O concept
Vintage Miniature Cars
Reva – electric city car from India
Vintage Miniature Cars
Smallest car to go into mass production – ‘Peel’ P50 car, which can be carried as a suitcase
Vintage Miniature Cars
Smallest ever car ‘Peel’ P50
Vintage Miniature Cars
Soviet Union era journal ‘Technique of youth’, 1965. Featuring minicars of future

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