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Buy a Bubblecar

Posted October 14, 2008 12:00 PM by dstrohl

The Bubblecar Museum is selling off their entire collection of microcars. Many are, if not unique, at least rare enough to be worth saving. Golding Young has the sale, which includes 80 cars and a mess of spares (Honestly, where else are you going to find a NOS muffler for a 175cc Heinkel?). There's online bidding via The The Saleroom, and considering how many of these dealies you can jam into a 20-foot container, get together with a few of your microcar buddies - you do have some of those, don't you? - and shipping will be less per car than coast-to-coast in the USA, although the 20 percent premium is a nightmare.

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10/15/2008 1:23 PM

Oh, wow - if I thought for a minute I'd fit into one...

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10/16/2008 9:04 AM

Cute..

Just right for small furry mamals to drive... maybe Cats and Squirrels?

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10/17/2008 6:47 AM

Could some of you guys help me drop a 427 in this?:

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10/17/2008 7:06 AM

It's be easier the other way 'round - drop that into a 427!

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10/17/2008 7:28 AM

I think I can do it, however, the blower would really restrict foward vision.

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10/17/2008 7:53 AM

Looks like it has a rear comparment. Maybe a rear-mount engine? That'll keep your forward vision usable. The blower intake would be well above the roofline anyway, so that won't be restricted...

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