Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Goggomobil TS Coupé

Spotted at the first Irvine Cars & Coffee meet of 2012 was this little poppet, a Goggomobil TS Coupé. The diminutive two-seater was built from 1957 in the Bavarian town of Dingolfing by Hans Glas GmbH and, with a total production run of 66,511 cars, they're a pretty rare sight these days.
Its dinky 298cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine offered a restrained 15bhp; it could do a maximum of 59.2mph, with a 0-50mph time of 27.9s. So not exactly sporty, but it was never meant to be - it was cheap, compact, and would get 50 miles to the gallon. And, of course, two-stroke smells delicious.
Photos via cncpics

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