World's biggest collection of small cars goes on sale

World's biggest collection of small cars goes on sale

Small car fanatic Bruce Weiner has spent the last fifteen years of his life scouring the globe for miniscule motors and now 200 of the worlds' smallest roadworthy vehicles will go on sale.

The lot has been snapped up by RM Auctions who predict the magnificent collection of cars will go under the hammer for around £7million.
The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Georgia, USA is home to some truly original little cars, including the iconic Peel P50.

Many will recognize the little P50, as it was the car Jeremy Clarkson once famously drove through the offices of BBC Television Centre during an episode of Top Gear.

Other notable lots include a stunning 1959 BMW Isetta, that once measured just 2290mm long and 1370mm wide, but has been transformed into a menacing drag car that's said to be based on the popular Hot Wheels children's toys.

Bruce Weiner, an American businessman, said: "To me, it's all about the thrill of the chase.

"My collection has brought me incredible joy over the years, but simply finding and restoring these cars is not enough for me.

In order to fully appreciate them, I need to share them.

"I'm really looking forward to the sale and happy that these unique cars will be spread to other passionate collectors throughout the world.

"As I see it, we're enlarging the microcar community by letting these go and helping keep history alive."

The auction is not just limited to small cars; it will also include more than 300 items of memorabilia, including books, signage and models.

Microcars became popular after the Second World War when European countries battled with a shortage of raw materials. These small cars used little resources and could mobilise a nation without the need for large amounts of fuel.

The UK's most famous contribution to the microcar market comes from Isle of Man-based boat builders, Peel, who created the P50 in 1969. To this day, the iconic car still carries the Guinness Book Of Records as the Worlds Smallest Production Car of all time.

Do you have some space in the garage? Visit the Microcar Museum's homepage for more information
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