15 Cool Mini Cars From Past to Present (Viewer Picks)

15 Cool Mini Cars From Past to Present (Viewer Picks)


the last minicar video we did had a
great response and since we had so many great suggestions for other mini cars
they could have been included we decided to do it again this is Glenn and today
we are bringing you 15 mini cars suggested by our viewers number 15 Messerschmitt better known for
building combat planes were temporarily not allowed to after world war ii and in
1952 finn Flitz are approached Messerschmitt with the idea of
manufacturing small motor vehicles these were made in the Messerschmitt Factory
and based on the Finn Fletcher invalid carriage the first car they built was
the kr 175 which was replaced in 1955 by the kr200 an improved canopy design and
added cutouts to the front fenders were added to the basic frame of the kr 175
and the rest of the vehicle was totally redesigned a lightweight three wheel
bubble car this had a four-speed transmission and came with a 200 cubic
centimeter engine number 14 van Herald gave us this one much appreciated
the Honda Z 600 was marketed between 1970 and 1974 by Honda Motor Company
having a 598 cc engine this was marketed as a sports coupe and sold a total
production of 40,000 586 units this microcars engine was rated at 36
horsepower and the car featured independent front suspension with leaf
springs on a beam axle rear suspension two adults could fit in the front but
this car had a very small rear seat you can find these for sale on eBay and
other sale sites number 13 Sarge Tech had this classic pick first
manufactured by the British Motor Corporation from 1959 until 1968 the
Austin Mini Cooper is a two-door front-wheel drive car that was voted the
second most influential car of the 20th century the Mini Cooper was designed by
Sir Alec Issigonis and has plenty of floor space for luggage and passengers
the Mini had many updates over the years finally going out of production in the
year 2000 these came in a four-speed manual or automatic transmission engine
from 848 CCS to 1275 CCS and a kerb weight up to fifteen hundred and twelve
pounds number twelve the Scion iQ was manufactured by Toyota in 2008 until
2015 for marketing in Japan Europe and North America iq usually means
intelligence quotient but here it stands for innovation and quality highlighting
manoeuvrability low fuel consumption and environmental friendliness the IQ came
in four body styles with four seats and only one being a two-seater that was
sold in Japan these came in either a five-speed 6-speed manual or optional
CVT automatic transmission with a maximum speed of 170 km/h or 105 miles
per hour early models had a 1 liter engine with a
1.3 liter engine being available after 2009 number 11 having a range of 120
kilometers the Mahindra e to O is an urban electric hatchback vehicle
manufactured by Mahindra Reva a two-door hatchback this 4 seater is equipped with
an automatic transmission and comes with an 11 to 16 watt per hour lithium-ion
battery regenerative braking and sunta car allow
this vehicle to be charged by the Sun while parked or while the brake is
pressed or the accelerator is not pressed a smartphone app will allow you
to work the air-conditioning start or stop charging use the door locks and
turn the car on off this has a top speed of 90 km/h and
a weight of 830 kilograms number 10 Jeff King with this Royal pick
that is no small thing starting as a KITT car in 1946 and then only a
complete car by 1970 the King midget was produced by the midget Motors
Corporation the KITT car was a single seater that could use any one cylinder
engine and came with the chassis steering assembly axles springs and an
instructional manual by 1947 this was also available in an assembled form with
a six horse power Wisconsin engine powered by a 7.5 horsepower side valve
Wisconsin engine the model 2 was a 2 passenger convertible that was
lightweight strong and available at a cost of $500 number 9 the Tata Nano a
rear engine hatchback had a starting price of about 100,000 rupees for 1,500
u.s. dollars and was marketed primarily in India a perception of being unsafe
led to underwhelming sales of around 70 thousand vehicles in the first two years
of production the rear engine had two cylinders at 312 cubic centimeters each
and the car came with no power steering one wiper instead of two free lug nuts
per tire and no air conditioning the Nano had a top speed of 65 miles per
hour or 105 kilometers per hour started in 2008 by Tata Motors and marketed as
the world’s cheapest car the Tata Nano is expected to be discontinued this
month due to the high cost of upgrading to meet new crash-test norms in India number eight
Ian Watson with one of his two picks on our list a rear-engine rear-wheel-drive
car the Hillman Imp was made by the roots group and later
Chrysler Europe from 1963 to 1976 the IMP was the first mass-produced car to
come with an aluminium cast engine block and cylinder head this was a two-door
car with a four-speed manual transmission and had a 998 cubic
centimetres straight for overhead water-cooled engine this had a length of
12 feet width of 5 feet and a height of 4 feet 6 inches with a kerb weight of
1,600 pounds the Hillman Imp sold just under half a million units in its
lifetime number seven Ian Watson you had so many but we could
only pick two produced from 1964 to 1974 the Reliant REBOL came in three
different models with the first one having a 598 cubic centimetre engine
newer models came with either a 700 or 748 cubic centimeter engine a two-door
sedan this had a four-speed manual transmission and a top speed of 70 miles
per hour or 113 kilometers per hour the first model had a length of 11 and a
half feet width of 4 feet 10 inches and a height of 4 feet 8 inches with a kerb
weight of about 1,200 pounds only 2,600 of these were ever made number 6
electrology now is it a car or a motorcycle we will go with car thank you
manufactured in ventura california from 1974 to 1978 and designed by bob keys
the Trivette was designed to fit all state and federal motorcycle standards
this three-wheeled vehicle was lightweight and had a fuel economy of 61
miles per gallon most of the parts including the drivetrain and engine were
taken from the fiat 850 and a total of 27 units were ever made this weighty
1,100 pounds and had a cruising range of 900 miles the Trivette had a top speed
of over 100 miles per hour for over 160 km/h and had a length of 14 feet width
of 5 feet in height 4 feet 2 inches when this came out it had a price of seven
thousand two hundred dollars number five Gregory Brown this should be
coming out soon we hope an american-made three-wheeled vehicle the Elio II 1 C is
designed with safety and fuel efficiency in mind Elio motors hopes to get up to
84 highway miles per gallon on this tandem two-seat vehicle a three cylinder
0.9 liter liquid cooled engine will give this a top speed of over 100 miles per
hour or 160 km/h and a range of up to six hundred and seventy-two miles or
1080 kilometers the Elio safety management system includes an anti-lock
brake system electronic stability control a unibody frame and three
airbags measurements of the Elio are 13 feet long 6 feet wide and 4 and a half
feet high the plan starting base price of this will be seventy four hundred and
fifty dollars number four beer and pizza lover gave us
this pick a safe electric vehicle of the single person three wheel electrum
mechanicus solo has all the bells and whistles including bluetooth stereo and
a heated seat the 17 kilowatt lithium ion battery will charge in 3 hours and
give you a range of 100 miles for 160 kilometers going 0 to 60 miles per hour
in eight seconds this has a top speed of 82 miles per hour or 130 kilometers per
hour the solo has a kerb weight of 1400 and 88 pounds or 675 kilograms this has
a length of 10 feet 2 inches width of 4 feet 4 inches and a height of 4 feet 3
inches some of the extras include heated mirrors carpeted trunk LED headlamps and
a rearview backup camera number 3 this micro car is a two-door vehicle made in
the barbarian town of Dingle thing between 1955 and 1969 the go-go mobile
came in three models including the t2 50 the t2 50 had a 250 cubic centimeter
two-stroke 2 cylinder air-cooled engine and a four-speed manual transmission
this had a length of 9 feet with the 4 feet 2 inches and a height of 4 feet 4
inches with a weight of 915 pounds this has a top speed of 47 miles per hour or
75 km/h number 2 richard harry’s was our first commenter
of many on this one great pic designed by Tom Karen for a lion the bond bug was
a concept car produced from 1970 to 1974 and had a production of two thousand two
hundred and seventy units assembled in England this was a four-speed fun car
with a seven hundred cubic centimeter engine and later a seven hundred and
fifty cubic centimeter engine the three wheeler has a dedicated following and
for those toy collectors out there this was made into a diecast toy car by
quirky toys top speed of this car is 76 miles per hour
or 122 km/h and had a length of nine feet two inches a width of four feet
seven inches and a height of 4 feet two inches the bug was available in a bright
orange color although six were made in a white color
for the Rothman’s cigarette promotion and only three of these white bugs are
known to be in existence today number one invented by will moot bitter and his
two sons for urban mobility and economic friendliness the Micro Leno is a
two-seat electric vehicle that is due to be produced in the middle of this year
inspired by the bubble car and made in Italy this micro car has a modern design
with modern technology the micro lino has a top speed of 56 miles per hour or
90 km/h and a range of 134 miles or 215 kilometers with the battery the car has
a width and height of 1.5 meters and a length of 4 point 2 meters and is small
enough to be parked sideways the kerb weight of this is 450 kilograms without
the battery coming in 8 different color combinations this will have a cost of
12,000 euros hey guys this is Cathy
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