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Re: What do we know about this one?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 07:08:01 PM »
we could have a forum featuring ONLY the cars that mrscharroo posts on Flikr . great pics . this one is featured in Deutsch Kleinwagen - i must go and have a look , i do wish i could read the book - rather than just look at the pics  :)
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Re: What do we know about this one?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 07:20:48 PM »
It's a beauty for sure.
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Re: What do we know about this one?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 07:51:56 PM »
my copies of Kleinwagen International and Deutsch Kleinwagen appear to list this as fitted with an NSU 125cc a one off i imagine like most if not all his early creations
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Re: What do we know about this one?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 08:36:29 PM »
According to Deutsch Kleinwagen, Brutsch went to the Hannover Toy Fair in 1950 to show off the miniature racing car he'd desigined for millionaires children, but got very few serious enquiries. He'd already had in mind the idea of making something bigger and was inspired to build a single seat road car after seeing the tires on a Lambretta scooter at the same fair.

This car was built in 1950 and originally had a 125cc NSU engine with a centrifugal clutch, the body was created by a company called Wendler and the wheels came from a hand-truck.
The clutch proved fragile and the NSU engine was replaced soon after by a Baker & Polling 250cc unit from a chainsaw, also with a centrifugal clutch. This engine also gave problems and the further work on the car was abandonded. It only appeared at one show.
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Re: What do we know about this one?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 08:39:08 PM »
thanks malc perhaps you could come and stay with me for a week - and translate both books in entirety  :D
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Re: What do we know about this one?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 08:50:55 PM »
It might take a bit longer than a week!  :)
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