Tiny cars pull in big bucks at Weiner Museum sale

This 1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 Tiger hammered down for an incredible $322,000 at RM Auctions’ Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum sale.

 

Who knew microcars could be this hot?

Last weekend’s RM Auction at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia generated an astonishing $9.1 million in sales, with 100 percent of the lots—200 cars and 284 lots of collectibles—reported sold.

 

“In terms of its diversity, international interest and prices realized, the sale was truly unprecedented. Never before had such a large group of microcars been offered to the public at one time in one location,” says Alain Squindo, Vice President, RM Auctions.”It definitely set a new benchmark for this type of private collection sale.”

We’ll say. The top 12 sales all hammered down for well into six figures, from the F.M.R pictured above at $322,000 to a 1957 Jurisch Motoplan Prototype that found a new home for $103,500. And you know what? We get it. Microcars are historically fascinating and aesthetically compelling vehicles. Below are just a few weird and wonderful machines from the sale.

 

1957 Voisin Biscooter C31 Lot 292 $80,500
1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 Tiger Top Sale $322,000
1950 Rolux Baby Lot 260 $48,875
1960 Messerschmitt KR200 Lot 624 $66,125
1958 David Lot 565 $51,750
1956 Avolette Record Deluxe Lot 604 $74,500
1957 Frisky Family Three Lot 276 $57,500
1955 Champion 400H Lot 545 $57,500
1958 Gogomobil Dart Lot 550 $54,500
1955 Inter 175A Berline Lot 590 $161,000
1958 Zundapp Janus Lot 248 $51,750
1959 King S-7 Lot 596 $47,150
1956 Foldamobil S-6 Lot 267 $51,750
1951 Atlas Babycar Lot 271 $60,375
1947 Julien MM5 Lot 208 $54,625
RM Auctions Microcar Museum collection
1951 Regonnah Lot 594 $184,000
1948 Mochet Type K Lot 257 $35,650
1961 BMW Isetta 300 Police Car Lot 553 $86,250
1958 Maico 500 Lot 247 $29,900

1957 Voisin Biscooter C31 Lot 292 $80,500

1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 Tiger Top Sale $322,000

1950 Rolux Baby Lot 260 $48,875

1960 Messerschmitt KR200 Lot 624 $66,125

1958 David Lot 565 $51,750

1956 Avolette Record Deluxe Lot 604 $74,500

1957 Frisky Family Three Lot 276 $57,500

1955 Champion 400H Lot 545 $57,500

1958 Gogomobil Dart Lot 550 $54,500

1955 Inter 175A Berline Lot 590 $161,000

1958 Zundapp Janus Lot 248 $51,750

1959 King S-7 Lot 596 $47,150

1956 Foldamobil S-6 Lot 267 $51,750

1951 Atlas Babycar Lot 271 $60,375

1947 Julien MM5 Lot 208 $54,625

RM Auctions Microcar Museum collection

1951 Regonnah Lot 594 $184,000

1948 Mochet Type K Lot 257 $35,650

1961 BMW Isetta 300 Police Car Lot 553 $86,250

1958 Maico 500 Lot 247 $29,900

 

3 thoughts on “Tiny cars pull in big bucks at Weiner Museum sale

  1. I’d love to have the Goggomobil Dart, and the Champion 400H reminds me of a little Porsche 356. Tesla should work on putting batteries in these and rent them out on San Francisco street corners.

  2. I would like to know if possible, what the Subaru 360 sedan brought..I have micro cars and have frequented the museum often…thanks..Jeff Coe

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