World famous microcar collection to sell at RM

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A collection of around 200 microcars – amassed over 15 years by businessman Bruce Weiner – will be sold without reserve at RM’s Madison sale, in Georgia USA, from 15-16 February.

Lots include the smallest production car ever built, a 1964 Peel P-50, a 1955 Kleinschnittger F-125 and two Voisin Biscooters.

Also on offer will be the world’s only complete Messerschmitt collection spanning from a 1953 KR175 to the last surviving 1961 KR201 Sport, a 1957 KR201 Roadster and a sought-after ‘Tiger,’ which, with a top speed of more than 70mph, was deemed the fastest microcar ever built.

Weiner’s collection covers bubble-cars, too, with a pair of BMW 600s and every imaginable version of the Isetta 300 – such as an original German police car, a “Jagdwagen” (hunting car), an ultra-rare 1957 Isettacarro ‘Pickup Truck,’ and the Bubble-Window Cabriolet.

One of the more surprising highlights is the 1959 BMW Isetta nicknamed ‘Whattadrag.’ Inspired by the famed Hot Wheels model, it has a 730bhp Chevrolet 502 engine and is fully operational. See a teaser film of it in action here.

Touted as the finest collection of microcars in the world, this is the first time the majority of the lots have been offered for sale.

Weiner said: “My collection has brought me incredible joy over the years, but simply finding and restoring these cars is not enough for me. In order to fully appreciate them, I need to share them.”

For further information visit RM’s website or the Bruce Weiner Museum online.

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Peter_Mouldweb

My co-worker is very lucky to have visited The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum a couple of years ago. We were supposed to have that trip together with a couple of our friends who are micro-car enthusiasts. More than anything, we have heard about this microcar collection of Mr Weiner, which he has amassed over 15 years. One of the microcars that my co-worker was talking endlessly was the 1959 BWM Isetta ‘Whatta Drag’, which was inspired from the ‘Hot Wheels’ classic BMW Isetta ‘bubble car’ that was sold around Europe in the 1950s, but never been actually produced by the German automaker. My co-worker was amazed by the details of real life version of the Hot Wheels’ classic. How he wished he could have taken his photo together with the car, but at that time the museum supervisor was very strict. He managed to steal some shots using his phone, but the photos were not very clear.

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Best regards / Peter Mould / pmwltd

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