Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Thanks, Rolf!

Although these cars were always rare in North America, surprisingly about 285,000 were made between 1955 and 1969. An unknown quantity were actually exported to the US for the first 6 years of production. We thought Volkswagens were small!
 Power was supplied by a rear mounted 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine in sizes of 250, 300 and 400cc giving a top speed of about 60mph. 
 The company was located in the town of Dingolfing, Bavaria and was bought by BMW in the mid sixties. I believe the ad is from 1957 as the 400cc engine was new that year.

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