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1958 Goggomobil T-250 Sedan/ sunroof

The Goggomobil was named for the young nephew of the company president, Hans Glas, whose nickname was "Goggi". So Goggi’s Mobil (miniature car) became Goggomobil.

The little car was hugely successful because it was a "real" car in miniature, not a freakish scooter mobile. Glas had a keen market sense and was, in hindsight, one of the few microcar manufacturers who would follow the "true path", by giving the public exactly what it wanted. The Goggomobil became the largest selling microcar in Germany, with some 260,000 examples finding buyers. It was known by its swooshing sound and for its reliability.

This car is fitted with the "scarce" factory sunroof, as well as a number of period accessories including the rare front grille, originally fitted to this car. The interior has been restored with the proper period 1950's black cloth picked out in a silver diamond pattern. The factory color is called Turkisgrun.

Manufacturer: Hans Glas GmbH, Dingolfing Germany

Model: Goggomobil T-250 Sedan Motor: Glas 2-stroke Body: Monocoque
Years Built: April 1955 – 1964 No. Cylinders: 2 Chassis: None
No. Produced: 40 000 per year Displacement: 247 cc Suspension Front: Coil
No. Surviving: Horsepower: 13.6 Suspension Rear: Coil
Length: 2900 mm Gearbox: 4 + rev Steering: Rack & Pinion
Width: 1280 mm Starter: Dynastart Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 415 kg Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.40 x 10"
Interior: 4 seats Ignition: 2 x Coil Top Speed: 75 km/h

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