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bubble car

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(Automotive Engineering) (in Britain, formerly) a small car, often having three wheels, with a transparent bubble-shaped top
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Petrol had ben rationed in the UK, sales of large cars slumped, and the market for German bubble cars boomed.
Included in the sale are 3 Electric Star EV Bubble Cars 6 seats each and 2 Mini Vans.
It was a two seater with no driver controls or steering wheel and looked something like a cross between a toy car and one of those old bubble cars.
In Three-Wheelers A-Z, author Chris Rees looks at everything from Morgans to bubble cars.
Evan Green-Hughes, chair of Llangollen Railcars Group said: "Having two Bubble cars together on the Llangollen line will be a unique occasion.
Discounting the rash of bubble cars and three-wheelers, a real leading light was German manufacturer NSU, later absorbed into Audi, which was employing some very forward thinking with the launch of the Prinz Sport in 1958.
Well, during the recent cold snap, the only thing slowing me and my fellow 4x4 owners down was not the snow and ice, but rather the scores of hapless drivers in their hopeless environmental bubble cars.
With greater personal wealth following the end of the second world war this was exploited by manufacturers such as Messerschmitt and BMW, whose bubble cars offered greater protection from the elements than motorcycles which up until then had been the most affordable means of powered personal transport.
Designer Sir Alec Issigonis was commissioned by The British Motor Corporation to devise a small car with four seats to compete with the boom in sales of German bubble cars.
We could be looking at as much as pounds 15,000, which means that the original concept of the Mini as transport to replace scooters and bubble cars, a car for the people, a car of simplicity, integrity and design audacity, will be lost forever.
His garage must be bigger than most homes, containing as it does assorted F1 cars, American classics, bubble cars, a newly-restored Ford Mustang and assorted oddities.