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1964 Trojan 200 Micro Car Chassis no. XAG12161 Engine no. 3-1356

Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000
Lot 415
1964 Trojan 200 Micro Car
Chassis no. XAG12161 Engine no. 3-1356

1964 Trojan 200 Micro Car
Chassis no. XAG12161
Engine no. 3-1356

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Perhaps the biggest mystery concerning Ernest Heinkel's 'Kabine Cruiser' is how its creator got away with producing a design outwardly so similar to BMW's Isetta. Launched in 1956, the Heinkel used a 175cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine originally developed for a motor scooter and, while closely resembling the Isetta, was both lighter and roomier, even providing children's seats in the rear. Production was discontinued in Germany in 1958 but continued in other countries, Ireland included, where around 8,000 were built before the rights transferred to Trojan in the UK in 1961. Trojan had been manufacturers of unconventional light cars in the 1920s and 1930s, and the acquisition of the Heinkel - marketed as the Trojan 200 - marked the company's return to motor manufacture after a break of 25 years. Three- and four-wheeled versions were offered in both right- and left-hand drive configurations. A little over 6,000 were built before Trojan quit car production again in 1964.

This stunning Model 603 (three wheels/left-hand drive) is offered fresh from a full restoration only completed earlier this year and is described as in generally excellent condition. Works carried out include a bare metal re-spray, powder coating, re-chroming, electrics refurbished, new brake master cylinder and wheel cylinder rubbers, upholstery restored, etc, etc. The provision of a windscreen wash/wipe system is the only notified deviation from factory specification.

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