Sunday, January 19, 2014
Collector's Corner - Revell 1964 Glas Goggomobil T 250
The Goggomobil was a line of small cars by Glas in Germany, and the T 250 sedan was the smallest displacement model. The 250 referred to a rear mounted 245cc air-cooled two-stroke, two-cylinder engine producing just under 14 horsepower. The car was spartan transportation for the masses, but it featured four wheel independent suspension with swing axles (probably the cause of the car's amazing positive camber), an optional pre-selector transmission and roll-back fabric sunroof. The Goggomobil T series was built from 1955 to 1969.
The Glas Goggomobil is a fun little novelty to have on a shelf with fellow European compacts (Revell makes lots of them) or as a contrast with a ridiculously big American car. It's cute, relatively affordable and available in several colors and a few casting and trim variations.