1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873
Lot 103
1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car
Registration no. 527 ERX Chassis no. 10873
Sold for £ 11,500 (US$ 15,186) inc. premium

Lot Details
1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873 1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car  Chassis no. 10873
1963 Heinkel Trojan 200 Micro Car
Registration no. 527 ERX
Chassis no. 10873

Footnotes

  • 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 (later 198cc) four-stroke single-cylinder engine and, while closely resembling the Isetta, was both lighter and roomier, even providing children's seats in the rear. The Heinkel featured a single front door, fixed steering column, and a canvas sunroof, the latter also functioning as an emergency exit. Unlike some of its competitors, the Heinkel also had a reverse gear, making it a much more practical proposition. Production was discontinued in Germany in 1958 but continued elsewhere, Ireland included, where around 8,000 were built up to 1961. The rights then transferred to Trojan in the UK where the car was marketed as the Trojan 200.

    This fun little three-wheeler has benefited from ongoing restoration since 2010 and is described by the vendor as in excellent condition. Notably it was scanned by Oxford Diecast, to create their scale replica. New parts fitted recently include a mohair hood, chromed stainless steel bumpers, and chromed engine cover catches. The vendor has owned the car for around five years, since when it has been trailered to the occasional show but barely driven on the road. We are advised that it has covered only 17,600 miles from new. The car is offered with sundry restoration bills and photographs, owner's and workshop manuals, Heinkel Trust/DVLA correspondence, a V5C document, and the aforementioned Oxford Diecast model.
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