Micro Cars

Pocket Rocket: 1991 Daihatsu Mira J Turbo

Well here’s something you don’t see every day in the U.S., or ever. Most of us know the name Daihatsu for its trucks or possibly for the short-lived (in the U.S.) Charade or 4×4 Rocky. The company makes fantastic… more»

Spotless Classic: 1972 Honda Z600 with 1,000 Original Miles

Classic cars with owners making extraordinary mileage claims are nothing new, and some bear better scrutiny than others. That brings us to this 1972 Honda Z600. It undeniably presents exceptionally well, and if the seller’s assertion that it has… more»

Exciting Small Car? 1967 King Midget Model III

The seller refers to this 1967 King Midget Model III as the “World’s Most Exciting Small Car”, and while I’m not sure whether that’s a historic King Midget advertising line or their personal belief, I’ve always wanted one. They’re… more»

Parked in ’79: 1969 Subaru 360

UPDATE 11/20/2023: It is not unusual for a seller to fall foul of a non-paying buyer, and that seems to be the case with this 1969 Subaru 360. It hadn’t made a splash when we initially featured it, with… more»

One Wheel Less: 1983 Reliant Rialto 2 GLS Estate

Think the three-wheeler is odd? Consider this: the first self-powered vehicle was a steam-engined three-wheeler, with a single front wheel. Invented by Frenchman Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot, it likely inspired the 1886 Benz Patent Motorcar, also a three-wheeler with a single… more»

1958 Goggomobil TS400 Coupe

It was the early 1950s, and Hans Glas GmbH, based in Bavaria, Germany, needed to evolve. Making and repairing seed drills – its mainstay business since 1883 – was a struggle in the post-war era. An excursion to Italy… more»

Only 9K Miles!? 1967 Fiat 500L

I’m not certain how long Fiat is for this U.S. world. It seems that their domestic reappearance, courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is now threatened under FCA’s incorporation into Stellantis. Art of Gears author, Matthew Wolfe wrote a… more»

Rare German Fuldamobil Microcar

The owner gives us very little information about his unusual car, which is a baby blue 1955 Fulda NRW 200. It’s here on eBay with a $13,500 Buy It Now. The catch is that the car is located in… more»

40 Years In A Barn: 1949 Crosley Convertible

This car does look better than this opening photo would make you believe. Small cars can be big restoration projects, despite their size. It may seem quick and easy to plug away at a car like this 1949 Crosley… more»

6,500 Mile Survivor? 1979 Ford Pinto

Well, in the ongoing Ford Pinto – Chevrolet Vega debate, I guess the Pinto gets props for outlasting the Vega (1980 vs. 1977). But then again maybe Chevrolet finally grasped what a zero the Vega was and did the… more»

Missing L78: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

One of the most often closed muscle cars is the Chevelle SS 396. The seller makes the case that this is a real deal 1969 SS 396, but it’s missing the original L78 engine which was replaced by a… more»

Mini Electric Wedge: 1974 Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar

As of late, it appears like there’s not much middle ground with folks I hear discussing modern electric vehicles. People either seem to love them and wouldn’t consider anything else, while others wouldn’t even think about buying non-fuel-powered transportation. … more»

1992 Geo Metro: Never Know What’s In A Barn

A barn find and a time capsule. That’s how this 1992 Geo Metro two-door hatchback is billed in its ad here on craigslist. If you think that’s even possible for a car as seemingly unexciting as this one, maybe… more»

Very Original: 1949 Fiat Topolino Model A

Fiat introduced the Topolino (“little mouse”) in 1936 to provide everyman with a conveyance swifter and swankier than donkey power for the trip to town on Sundays. A water-cooled 569 cc four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed synchromesh gearbox… more»

Insanely Cute 1955 Messerschmitt KR200

The average price paid for a three-wheeled Messerschmitt KR200 bubble top microcar is $41,037, so finding this 1955 example—a restoration that is heading toward the finish line—for $16,500 in a Barn Finds Classified in Bentonville, Arkansas is intriguing. It’s… more»

Huge Collection of True Barn Finds: Take a Browse

An actual barn. Full of barn finds. That’s what’s up for auction in this mega-sale. Three sets of lots total to 230+ cars, with the only proviso being that these cars are in the Netherlands. This tip comes to… more»