Take Two: 1957 Fuldamobil S7

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For regular readers here at Barn Finds, this little Fuldamobil is a case of deja vu. It previously featured in this excellent article by Scotty Gilbertson. Barn Finder Roger has let us know that this car has reappeared, so thank you for that Roger. Previously it was on eBay, but now you will find it listed for sale here on Craigslist. It is located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is being offered for sale with a clean title. The owner has dropped the price on this car, and it has now listed at a firm $15,500.

The S7 was quite a departure for the company, as it was the first car that they produced which featured a fiberglass body. Previously they had used such varied techniques as hammered aluminum sheets nailed to a wooden frame, and plywood bodywork covered in leathercloth. Those of you who regularly read my posts will be aware of my love for suicide doors, and these feature on the S7. The obvious lack of side intrusion protect is a bit of a worry though, when you consider that there’s only a sheet of fiberglass between you and the outside world. If you are worried about rust in the floors, you can rest easy. The floors are made of plywood, so that isn’t an issue.

Scotty previously discussed the interior trim, and it is pretty bright. To me, it looks like a lot of Scotsmen sacrificed their kilts for this car. It is actually amazing to consider that a car that only weighs 320kgs could seat four people, but it does. While the rear accommodation might be cramped, thanks to what is an impressive amount of glass, it most certainly wouldn’t be claustrophobic. Power for the S7 comes from a 198cc Sachs 2-stroke engine, with a 4-speed transmission. As with the previous ad, there are no engine photos, but the owner says that the car is fun and that it runs and drives well.

This Fuldamobil S7 is certainly something a bit different. It is one of those great eccentrics that appear from time to time in the automotive world. The styling reminds me of something that might be right at home in an episode of The Jetsons. However, in a really odd way, it’s a really cool little car. While we may all admire the bravery of Ford for producing the Mustang, or Chevrolet for producing the Corvette, you have to admire companies that produce cars like the Fuldamobil. It takes an equal amount of bravery, even if the car is at the other end of the scale.

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Comments

  1. Gaspumpchas

    Death trap…..

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  2. Andy

    I can understand people thinking these old, little cars are dangerous, but then I ride motorcycles, so it wouldn’t be logical for me to ride around on a ’72 Yamaha and still say “dang! No airbags or crumple zones? I ain’t getting in that thing!” This looks like a lot of fun. Not fifteen grand fun, but fun. And I think the 200cc plant from my Yamaha would probably be a serious upgrade from the Sachs engine.

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    • Gaspumpchas

      Good points Andy/ The 3 wheel setup on these things made them squirrelly- since the track on the 2 wheels is so narrow. Knew 2 guys that were killed in these things. Happy Motoring!!

      Cheers
      GPC

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  3. LD71

    Cool! Love seeing these cars I never heard of!!
    LD71😄

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  4. Ike Onick

    FugeddaboutitMobil

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  5. Kenneth Carney

    Fun little car! Great for putt-putting around town but on side streets only.
    Did they ever make this as an EV?
    If it wasn’t, maybe someone out there
    might find a set of plans and build one.
    I’d be very interested in seeing it.

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    • LAB3

      Getting and fitting a battery bank of reasonable size and weight would be the biggest issue, the smarter upgrade would be a larger gas engine.

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  6. rod444

    9 and 1/2 hp? All at the same time?

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  7. David

    This makes my Simca 1000 look like a luxury sedan

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    • That AMC Guy

      Heck, it makes a Subaru 360 look like a stretch limo!

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  8. Kark

    Ike I am totally with you on this one!!!!

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  9. Mikeshotrodshop

    This car is a collectors/novelty vehicle not a daily driver. $15000? Hmmm, look up a Peel P50.

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