Doorless German Car Features Tip-Up Top (Feb, 1954)

Doorless German Car Features Tip-Up Top
Doffing its top to allow its owner to enter or leave, an automobile built by German mechanic Gustav Weinert is the last word in simple design. Absence of doors and similar items makes for light weight (770 pounds), and low gasoline consumption. Product of a year’s work, the eight-foot car is powered by a rear-mounted motorcycle engine and runs on motor-scooter wheels. The top is lifted manually by handles at the rear or by a foot lever under the dash.

  1. Stannous says: September 8, 20079:38 am

    Great on a rainy day!

    How does he get out? Over the side or squeezing through the hinge crevice?

  2. Rick Auricchio says: September 10, 20077:01 pm

    Do we have any readers from Arizona who can comment on how this would do in the sun?

  3. Village Idiot says: September 11, 20071:11 pm

    Rear-ending someone would be spectacular. As for rain, fortunately it doesn’t rain very often in Germany… In Arizona, where I lived for many years, a mobile greenhouse like this would cause 2nd degree burns if you touched any interior surface after it sat in the summer Sun for about, oh, 3 minutes, give or take. Great for euthanizing pets or small children, too!

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