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  • Heinkel Kabine (2+2a-2e) 3-Wheeler 🧿🧿🧿
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(1959, Heinkel Kabine (model 153) ... The short story – extracts: Aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel saw the Iso Isetta, and decided that he could do a micro car better, using aircraft principles and making it lighter yet faster with a smaller engine. He did just that – starting with the Kabine 150 (in 1956), the quintessential "bubble car", with its steel unit body, its large window area and longer, sleeker lines, that were a cross between Isetta and Messerschmitt ... it had 174 cc 9.2 hp single-cylinder four-stroke engine that powered the Heinkel Tourist scooter.
Production began, as mentioned, in March 1956 with the Kabine Model 150, but later in 1956 (October), Heinkel also introduced the Kabine Model 153 (3-wheeler ... as the one in my photos) and the Kabine Model 154 (4-wheeler), both with 204 cc engines. The engines in these models were later reduced in capacity to 198 cc for insurance reasons. 
To avoid patent issues, the Heinkel car has a fixed steering wheel that makes it a bit harder to enter and exit the car. Another difference between those cars is that the Heinkel has a reverse gear. A lot of other bubble cars didn’t have this. The sun roof of the car doesn’t only serve as a nice feature for sunny days, but is at the same time an emergency exit, should the front door be jammed in collision.
Despite a production of some 50 cars a day, the Kabine was losing quite a lot of money on each car produced 😒
This, combined with the death of Heinkel in January 1958 and the resumption of aircraft production, necessitated the sale (or actually, as far as I know, the production was “transferred under license”) of the entire Kabine production facility to the Dundalk Engineering Company in Ireland in June of 1958. This idea was short-lived, though, as quality probems with the Heinkel became evident ... so the license was withdrawn.
Production then restarted in 1960, again under licence, under the Trojan 200 name by Trojan Cars Ltd. (UK), and continued until 1966.
Disclaimer: I might not personally know neither the owner nor the car, so I can’t guarantee the period originality of the car in my photos
  • Heinkel Kabine (2+2a-2e) 3-Wheeler 🧿🧿🧿
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    (1959, Heinkel Kabine (model 153) ... The short story – extracts: Aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel saw the Iso Isetta, and decided that he could do a micro car better, using aircraft principles and making it lighter yet faster with a smaller engine. He did just that – starting with the Kabine 150 (in 1956), the quintessential "bubble car", with its steel unit body, its large window area and longer, sleeker lines, that were a cross between Isetta and Messerschmitt ... it had 174 cc 9.2 hp single-cylinder four-stroke engine that powered the Heinkel Tourist scooter.
    Production began, as mentioned, in March 1956 with the Kabine Model 150, but later in 1956 (October), Heinkel also introduced the Kabine Model 153 (3-wheeler ... as the one in my photos) and the Kabine Model 154 (4-wheeler), both with 204 cc engines. The engines in these models were later reduced in capacity to 198 cc for insurance reasons.
    To avoid patent issues, the Heinkel car has a fixed steering wheel that makes it a bit harder to enter and exit the car. Another difference between those cars is that the Heinkel has a reverse gear. A lot of other bubble cars didn’t have this. The sun roof of the car doesn’t only serve as a nice feature for sunny days, but is at the same time an emergency exit, should the front door be jammed in collision.
    Despite a production of some 50 cars a day, the Kabine was losing quite a lot of money on each car produced 😒
    This, combined with the death of Heinkel in January 1958 and the resumption of aircraft production, necessitated the sale (or actually, as far as I know, the production was “transferred under license”) of the entire Kabine production facility to the Dundalk Engineering Company in Ireland in June of 1958. This idea was short-lived, though, as quality probems with the Heinkel became evident ... so the license was withdrawn.
    Production then restarted in 1960, again under licence, under the Trojan 200 name by Trojan Cars Ltd. (UK), and continued until 1966.
    Disclaimer: I might not personally know neither the owner nor the car, so I can’t guarantee the period originality of the car in my photos
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  • Sending this awesome restomod #Corvette to a loving new home 👍
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  • Buttoning up a few last things on this 1952 ford "Fred". This truck is so good looking! @jq.customs  on the interior, did an awesome job!
  • Buttoning up a few last things on this 1952 ford "Fred". This truck is so good looking! @jq.customs on the interior, did an awesome job!
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  • I love hearing stories about the cars I've seen. I recently got an email about this supercool #VauxhallVictor that I saw at the Summer Nationals back in 2015. Some excerpts:⠀
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"this F type #Victor was built in the early to mid 80’s by Mick ‘Kermit’ Eldridge, an RAF airframe engineer at the time, and eventually finished at RAF Brawdy in Wales in about May or June 1987", "Originally a 4 door saloon, Mick extended the front doors, moved the B post back and made rear quarters out of the remains of the rear doors." ⠀
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"If I recall correctly, it features a homebuilt box section chassis, #TriumphVitesse front end, Jag S type rear, #RoverV8 and autobox and ally panelled interior."⠀
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#RetroMotoring #CustomCar #StreetRod #VauxhallVictor #PerformanceVauxhall #BritishCar #OldButGold #ClassicCar #Retro #RetroCar #V8
  • I love hearing stories about the cars I've seen. I recently got an email about this supercool #VauxhallVictor that I saw at the Summer Nationals back in 2015. Some excerpts:⠀

    "this F type #Victor was built in the early to mid 80’s by Mick ‘Kermit’ Eldridge, an RAF airframe engineer at the time, and eventually finished at RAF Brawdy in Wales in about May or June 1987", "Originally a 4 door saloon, Mick extended the front doors, moved the B post back and made rear quarters out of the remains of the rear doors." ⠀

    "If I recall correctly, it features a homebuilt box section chassis, #TriumphVitesse front end, Jag S type rear, #RoverV8 and autobox and ally panelled interior."⠀

    #RetroMotoring #CustomCar #StreetRod #VauxhallVictor #PerformanceVauxhall #BritishCar #OldButGold #ClassicCar #Retro #RetroCar #V8
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  • I bet you sleep with a night light
  • I bet you sleep with a night light
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