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Friday, October 2, 2020

Here's a scarce Brütsch Mopetta three-wheeler

Cute, maybe a word that's could be given a simple illustration when we glanced at this unique German-made three-wheeled vehicle called the Brütsch Moppeta. This is a vehicle that belongs to the microcar class.
The Brütsch Mopetta (in pictured the 1957 model) is considered one of the world's smallest cars designed by Egon Brütsch from 1956 to 1958 with only 14 units ever made. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
Only 14 vehicles were made in the post-World War II era, and it is now estimated that only 5 units are still 'safe' to this day. This vehicle was developed in the mid-1950s by Egon Brütsch, it has been said to have had considerable popularity in accordance with its design style.

This vehicle is intended for those who like elegant and unique designs. This is reflected in the body design made of fiberglass, with a simple steel frame, three wheels, and equipped with one passenger seat. The microcar is debuted the 1956 IFMA (International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany).
The Brütsch Mopetta (in pictured the 1958 model) sat on display at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
As quoted of Silodrome, it’s possible that Egon’s design was influenced by the EMD E8 diesel-electric locomotive which had been introduced a few years earlier (based on the EMD E7). Then he took the three-wheeler design to Opel, a German manufacturer to seek the possibility of mass production. However, Opel did not produce it and Brütsch decided to cease the three-wheeler production in 1958 after only made 14 units.
The Brütsch Mopetta is powered by an ILO 2-stroke air-cooled 50cc single-cylinder engine coupled with a 3-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
When driven, this unique three-wheeler which has steering similar to the motorcycle handlebar with brake and clutch levers is powered by an ILO-made 2-stroke air-cooled 50cc single-cylinder engine coupled to a 3-speed manual gearbox.
The Brütsch Mopetta has steering similar to the motorcycle handlebar with brake and clutch levers with only one-seater inside the cabin. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
By the power generated by its engine mentioned above, it can make Mopetta accelerate to a top speed of about 22 mph or about 35 kph. Not only that, this micro car has a fuel consumption of 2.5 liters per 100 km. It's fairly economical sums.
Because this unique German-made microcar population is now increasingly scarce so that the price is increasingly expensive as well. How much its price? As quoted by RM Sotheby's, there's 1957 Brütsch Mopetta is sold an auction event in 2019 for €69,000 or approx Rp.1.19 billions. Wow!

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RM SOTHEBY'S | MICROCAR MUSEUM | SILODROME]
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