August 20, 2007
This AWS Goggomobil shopper for auction on ebay is pretty square compared to the other Goggomobils of it’s time.
A product of German’s microcar era, in production from 1959 to 1969, the Goggomobil was eventually eclipsed by the advent of the Morris and the Mini. 214,000 of these cars were made in Dingolfing Germany.
The Goggo was first produced as a scooter, Andreas Glas being inspired by the Vespa Motor Scooter. Not long after the three stroke conventional passenger car was produced with many body styles, in the form of coupes, sedans and vans, the latter apparently being in response to the demands of the German post office. A neat history of the car is found here
Slightly longer than a longer than a Smart Fortwo but narrower and weighing about 300 kilograms less.
Compare this 1957 Goggomobile T-250 Sedan
For other cute microcars check out the Microclub car page and meet Bamby.
Made in Hull in England it looks a bit like a golf buggy.