Berkeley Cars of Bedfordshire, England produced economical sporting microcars with motorcycle-derived engines from 322 cc to 692 cc and front wheel drive between 1956 and 1960. Berkeley Coachworks were at the time one of the largest manufacturers of caravans in Europe Entering the motorcar business was an ideal project for them as they had developed […]
After building the Fend Flitzer for 3 years Fritz Fend approached Messerschmitt to mass produce a similar micro-car to his Flitzer. Messerschmitt had been prohibited from building aircraft after the end of WW II so they jumped at the opportunity to keep their factory doors open. The title “Kabinenroller” means “scooter with cabin”. There were […]
A GERMAN INVALID CARRIER BUILT AFTER WWII Fritz Fend was a former aeronautical engineer and technical officer in the Luftwaffe. In 1948 he built a tricycle invalid carriage in his workshop in Rosenheim, Germany.
The Bamby 3-wheel Micro-Car had a very short production run in 1984. It was based on the Peel P50 and was designed by Alan Evans. The company was called Bamby Cars Ltd. The first Bamby had a fibreglass body with a “gullwing” type door on the left. The original Bambys had hand started 49cc Minarelli […]