1956 Heinkel Kabine 150
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1956 Heinkel Kabine 150. Microcar. Time Capsule / Survivor
Accomplished engineer Professor Ernst Heinkel realized his goal of building his own version of the Iso Isetta. equipping it with a smaller engine from the Heinkel Tourist scooter but nevertheless ensuring that it would be lighter and faster.
Like Willy Messerschmitt. Heinkel was prohibited from building aircraft and was looking for suitable work for his factories. He had shrewdly noted an increasing interest in microcars and looked about for inspiration. Yet. at the 1954 Geneva Salon. the popular Iso Isetta appeared to be. to the trained eye of the experienced aircraft builder. too heavy. Heinkel would opt for a full monocoque shell. resulting in a vehicle a full 100 kilograms lighter. Lacking funds for large presses. Heinkel could approach his customers Vidal & Sohn. makers of the Tempo. which used the Heinkel motor. to form the body shell. The 175-cubic centimeter motor used in the Tourist scooter. already in production. was deemed to be superior to the twin-piston single powering the Iso. The Kabine's rounded shape. with its Messerschmitt-like tail. would be aerodynamically more efficient. Heinkel had trodden carefully and had preliminary discussions with Munich. explaining his intended design differences and also declaring his intention not to copy the BMW Isetta's iconic folding steering column. An agreement satisfactory to both sides was reached.
The Kabinenroller was produced in three variants. The first. introduced in March 1956. was the 173-cubic centimeter three-wheeler Type 150. The second. offered from October 1956. was the 198-cubic centimeter three-wheeler Type 153. and the third. offered from October 1956. was the 204-cubic centimeter four-wheeler Type 154. This particular example is a very early superb example of the first variant. In August 1956 it has delivered new to a police inspector from Celle. It still has the original documents from Ernst Heinkel Aktiengesellschaft. Technical it has been fully restored with the matching engine and just passed the German TÜV inspection without any flaws. The body itself has never been restored and is in a fantastic original condition with great patina. It has no rust and was never repaired due to corrosion. The interior and the sunroof is still original. only the seat cover has been renewed with a original NOS sample in the right color combination. The Heinkel Kabinenroller is still located in Germany and available for inspection by appointment. It is being sold as is where is. with no warranties expressed nor implied. Don´t miss this chance to own such a great micro cars in that authentic condition. We gladly sell to buyers worldwide. Winning bidder please contact us within 48 hours of auction close. A deposit of $1. 00 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable. per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due is certified U. S. funds cash in person or via bank wire transfer within 14 days of auction close and before pick up. Vehicle has a clear European title and is being sold by the owner with my assistance. Please. call Andreas at 408 431 9067 between 9am and 9 pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you.
Shipping and handling:Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment. unless other arrangements have been made. We will gladly assist shipping with a Dutch shipping company from Rotterdam to LA or NY. Overseas shipping fees will be around $1. 00. Payment details:US $1. 00. 00 deposit via PayPalDeposit is required within 48 hours of auction closeFull payment before pick up is required 14 days of auction close. span >Cash in person or wire transfer to US or German bank account.
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