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A Bubbly Brace.

By Tooma
A surprising little exhibit at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum in Fife, Scotland; a pair, a brace, a couple, a deuce, a twosome, a set, a yoke - what is the best combo word for two Bubble Cars! A Heinkel - with snazzy plaid upholstery - and a Trojan.
V1 is a close up of the Heinkel and its badges.

Tags: Scotland Photo journalism Transport Fife Bubble car Trojan Fifeshire Scottish Vintage Bus Museum SVBM Heinkel

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24 Nov 2018 1:25AM
Great shot and memory's Tom, we had a Heinkel in the sixties, it blew a head gasket every time we went up a steep hill, always carried a couple of spare ones with us, great fun.
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24 Nov 2018 1:29AM

Quote:Great shot and memory's Tom, we had a Heinkel in the sixties, it blow a head gasket every time we went up a steep hill, always carried a couple of spare ones with us, great fun.
DaveN



Yes Dave...I remember it well. Wink we were young then and didn't care.
Two great shots Tom, I wish we had kept hold of ours. Pam
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3 1.9k 2 Scotland
24 Nov 2018 1:29AM
Not a car you would easily forget then, Dave. Grin
24 Nov 2018 1:31AM
Wonderful to see these iconic vehicles, Tom.
Real blasts from the past!

RichardSmile
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
24 Nov 2018 1:34AM
I still have my Corgi model of the Heinkel, in Fire Engine Red, with the box. One of my favourites; cars don't come much cuter looking than these.
Great looking little cars, I've never seen one before. We only had VW and Minis out here.
Rae
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
24 Nov 2018 10:36AM
Never hear of Heinkel car which I assume is a German make. I have seen a BMW bubble car so maybe a fashion in Germany then?
Potted History: The Heinkel Kabine was a microcar designed by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke and built by them from 1956 to 1958. Production was transferred under licence to Dundalk Engineering Company in Ireland in 1958. However, the licence was withdrawn shortly afterwards due to poor quality control. Production restarted in 1960, again under licence, under the Trojan 200 name by Trojan Cars Ltd. in the UK, and continued until 1966.

The Trojan must be a sibling of the Heinkel.
Ian
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3 1.9k 2 Scotland
24 Nov 2018 3:39PM
Cheers, Ian. That explains the similarity.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
24 Nov 2018 6:58PM
A grand gathering-- I prefer the darker blue--- LOL

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