Property of a deceased's estate,1965 Trojan 200 Cabin Cruiser  Chassis no. 13161 Engine no. 3-2576

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Lot 371
1965 Trojan 200 Cabin Cruiser
Registration no. DCJ 88C Chassis no. 13161 Engine no. 3-2576

£ 12,000 - 15,000
US$ 15,000 - 18,000
Amended
Property of a deceased's estate
1965 Trojan 200 Cabin Cruiser
Registration no. DCJ 88C
Chassis no. 13161
Engine no. 3-2576

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 four-stroke single-cylinder engine originally developed for a motor scooter and, while closely resembling the Isetta, was both lighter and roomier, even providing children's seats in the rear. Production was discontinued in Germany in 1958 but continued in other countries, Ireland included, where around 8,000 were built before the rights transferred to Trojan in the UK in 1961.

    Trojan had been manufacturers of unconventional light cars in the 1920s and 1930s, and the acquisition of the Heinkel marked the company's return to motor manufacture after a break of 25 years. The firm only built the later 198cc (10bhp) version, latterly with right-hand drive, marketing it as the Trojan 200. Capable of reaching 55mph, the Trojan has adequate performance in and around town, where speed limits have changed little over the years. With an advertised fuel consumption of 100mpg, it is one of the original economy cars and a forerunner of the Mercedes Smart car, which is also able to park 'nose to kerb'. Around 7,000 Trojan 200s were built before the firm quit car production again in 1965.

    The example offered here was manufactured in right-hand drive form at the Trojan works in Croydon, England. Restored at date unspecified, 'DJC 88C' is finished in red with tan/tartan interior and is described as in generally good condition. In September 2006 the Trojan was displayed at the Goodwood Revival meeting. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style green logbook, Swansea V5 registration document and a quantity of expired MoT certificates. The car is currently taxed and MoT'd.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the vendor has retained the registration number, a new age related number will be assigned by the DVLA with a V5C following post sale.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1965 Trojan 200 Cabin Cruiser  Chassis no. 13161 Engine no. 3-2576
Property of a deceased's estate,1965 Trojan 200 Cabin Cruiser  Chassis no. 13161 Engine no. 3-2576
Property of a deceased's estate,1965 Trojan 200 Cabin Cruiser  Chassis no. 13161 Engine no. 3-2576
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