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January 2012 Issue
 
ARTICLE
Small Cars
By Robert McLellan
 
Metropolitan - 1955
Renault - 1956

Are small cars the future? They have been tried in the past in order to provide the public with inexpensive transportation, frugal gasoline consumption and light weight. They are sometimes cute and often ugly but always interesting. Here are some examples from the past.

 
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AMC - 1974

Austin - 1949

Autobianchi - 1964
     

Auto Union - 1959

BMW - 1960

Bond - 1966
     

Chevrolet - 1961

Citroen - 1958/59

Cony - 1965
     

Corbin - 2001

Crosley - 1951

DAF - 1960
     

DKW - 1960

Fiat - 1953

Fiat - 1959
     

Ford - 1957

Henry J - 1952

Hillman - 1950/51
     

Honda - 1970

Metropolitan - 1959

Mini - 1973
     

Mitsubishi - 1967

Morris - 1950

Morris - 1953
     

Neckar - 1967

NSU - 1961

Playboy - 1948
     

Reliant - 1960

Singer - 1949

Subaru - 1970
     

Volkswagen - 1954

Willys - 1953

Yue Loong - 1962/63
     
 
 
 
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, January 2012
 
 
 
 
 
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