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  • 1957 Victoria 250
    and roll up windows A Coupe with doors and sliding windows and large rear window was also built All were nixed for being too heavy Only the roadster style would continue to be built Having only motorcycle motors to hand Victoria developed a new 250cc motor and matching gearbox for the car With it came a five gear electronic gearshift much like that found on Goggomobil except that it it used three dash mounted buttons reverse neutral and first and with second third and fourth selected by a small lever in conjunction with the clutch The first examples left the works in June 1957 With its fiberglass bodyshell it was called the one eighth Corvette referring to the other fiberglass car across the pond with seven more cylinders It was already evident by October of the same year that the market would not support another minicar Production ended in February 1958 A year later production of the car was briefly resumed as the Burgfalke 250 Export but it was short lived The museum example with the lowest known serial number was restored for the first Bruce Weiner Collection sold at Christies in 1997 and returned to the fold seven years

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  • 1957 Voisin Biscooter
    builders Gnome and Rhone during the turbulent 40 s He designed a very minimalist vehicle using all of his skill and knowledge of aircraft construction Its Motor Show debut resulted in over 1 000 orders being taken but Voisin was in conflict over the project with the G R directors Gnome Rhone built 16 examples in the summer of 1949 In October 1950 it was redesigned to include low body sides and in 1951 got a larger 197 cc Villiers engine This unique car has a very special cabrio bodywork with circular doors It was built as a special four seater according to the blueprint for the car on view in the museum Voisin sold the license in June 1953 to the manufacturer Autonacional SA in Barcelona who renamed it Biscuter and went on to build 20 000 examples This unique car has a very special cabrio bodywork with circular doors It was built as a special four seater possibly as a prototype in 1957 although technically a C 31 this particular car was never mass produced Manufacturer Aeromecanique Paris France Model C 31 Biscooter Motor Villiers Body Aluminum Monocoque Years Built 1949 53 No Cylinders 1 Chassis None No

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  • 1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe
    of an actual running Volpe being delivered to the USA in 1951 were probably the result of someone obtaining an incomplete model of the car and fitting their own motor to it Also a surprisingly identical car emerged briefly in 1951 called the Parvus Fox Coincidence While expected to have a 125cc motor none were probably installed and this car stays true to the Volpe as it was manufactured It

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  • 1964 Zeta Sports
    remained a curiosity only 1958 saw the introduction of the Frisky Sprint sports car by Frisky Cars Ltd Designed by Gordon Bedson the car was powered by a 3 cylinder 492 cc Excelsior motor that took the prototype to 90 mph The car made its appearance at the 1958 Earls Court Motor Show but never entered production Next year at the 1959 Earls Court Show Gordon Bedson met Harold Lightburn the owner of the Lightburn Company and the following spring went over to Australia to work on a new sports car Bedson took a chassis and some Frisky Sports with him to Australia along with drawings of the Sprint and a supply of fifty motors by Fichtel Sachs the 493cc engine from the legendary FMR Tiger The Lightburn Zeta Sports although based on and similar in appearance to the Frisky Sprint is not a Sprint The original Frisky Sprint did have doors shallow bottom hinged ones but they were deleted in the interests of strength The windshield was changed the tail restyled and the final drive altered The car did not meet New South Wales lighting regulations so some were fitted with additional free standing headlamps on the hood It

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  • 1964 Zeta "Runabout" by Lightburn
    ill conceived shapes and angles with tailfins on the roof There was no tailgate The familiar Villiers 324cc twin powered the front wheels Advertising compared the Zeta to the Corvette fiberglas body on steel frame although the similarity ended there The bulk of the advertising boasted of its flexible interior space that could carry all your tools or sleep 2 adults comfortably with all the seats removed Despite participation in

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  • 1958 Zundapp Janus
    lengthy development process and would look at outside help The efforts of Kroboth and Brutsch were deemed too primitive and Fuldamobil s lukewarm Dornier s front rear facing prototype was settled for and named Janus for the Roman god who faced both ways It was promptly redesigned with Isetta style doors and with the 250cc Bella scooter motor centrally located between the front rear facing fold flat seats Much attention was devoted to the advanced very comfortable Mac Pherson strut suspension Glass sliding side windows and robust construction contributed to an overall weight that was too much for the 14 hp motor and the first examples barely reached 80 kph Production began in June 1957 much too late after yet another redesign to lighten the car by substituting Plexiglas side windows 15 000 cars per year were necessary to break even but a mere 1731 were built in the first six months Watching the retreating landscape from rear facing seats in the rain was not as thrilling to customers as first thought By summer 1958 it was obvious that the situation was not viable and the factory was sold to Bosch Few examples remain Manufacturer Zundapp GmbH Nurnberg Germany Model

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  • Toys and other Displays
    MUSEUM INFO VIRTUAL TOUR CONTACT EVENTS VIDEOS SEARCH click on a display case to examine it closer Mystery Toy Case just missing the big pic

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