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The Microcar and Minicar Classic event is the largest
meet for truly exotic cars like this all-aluminum Kleinschnittger
Nearly everyone has seen a Ferrari, but when was the last
time you met someone who had run their eyes and hands over the
sensuous curves of a Kleinschnittger F125 Roadster?
Designed by Paul Kleinschnittger, a scrap aluminum dealer,
who thought he could capture the microcar market by manufacturing
a lightweight aluminum car which would be lighter and faster than
the competition. The car is only 114 inches long and 46 inches
wide. It has an ILO 125cc two stroke engine which produces a sizzling
5 horsepower, and drives the FRONT wheels through a three speed
internal gearbox! There is no reverse. You must get out and push
it backwards! They were made from 1950 through 1957
Only 2,980 of these 360 pound F125 roadsters were manufactured
and less than 100 original cars are believed to survive today.
They were never formally imported into the United States and there
are probably only two or three in this country.
Who says you need lights, wipers, a hood or BRAKES to
I like a car that is so low that you don't even need doors.
In fact, I am intimidated by any vehicle whose hood is higher
than my knees!
Jeep Grand Cherokee provides appropriate perspective for
diminutive size of Kleinschnittger.
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