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1957 Goggomobil T-250 Sedan

Hans Glas in Bavaria accomplished what the majority of microcar manufacturers could only dream of: namely the large series production of a very popular car over a very long period of time.

Manufacturers of agricultural machines, Glas and his son Andreas developed their small car prototype with Isetta- style front-opening door in the fall of 1954. The pre-production series of 50 cars had no rain gutters. Until September 1955, fenders were still screwed, not welded together and had intake scoops on the rear.

Roll-up windows were introduced in October 1956. From September 1956, a 300cc motor (15hp) was available in addition to the 14hp 250. The front deck had a "bonnet" pressed in, louvers on the rear fenders and a grill on the trunklid scoop. A hot 20hp 400cc motor became available but was seen mostly on U. S. export cars. The doors were front-hinged from March 1964, this being the last major change for the sedan, called limousine in Germany. An electric pre-selector transmission was also available.

This is an example of a late sliding-window car, its plain finish being typical of "the car for the little man". It was restored in Germany.

By November 1966 BMW were the new owners, and the last limousine left the factory in June 1969.

Manufacturer: Hans Glas GmbH, Dingolfing, Bavaria Germany

Model: T-250 Sedan Motor: Glas 2-stroke Body: Monocoque
Years Built: April 1955 – 1968 No. Cylinders: 2 Chassis: None
No. Produced: 174,548 Displacement: 247 cc Suspension Front: Coil
No. Surviving: Horsepower: 13.6 Suspension Rear: Coil
Length: 2900 mm Gearbox: 4 + rev Steering: Rack & Pinion
Width: 1280 mm Starter: Dynastart Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 415 kg Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.00 x 10"
Interior: 4 seats Ignition: 2 x Coil Top Speed: 85 kph

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