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Bizarre Automobile of the Week: 1957 Scootacar “Phone Sales space”

Within the mid-fifties, Harry Brown’s Rodley 750, a small automotive he had designed, was a disastrous flop as a result of its JAP engine would overheat and catch hearth. It was thought of one of many worst automobiles of its time. Nonetheless, undeterred, Harry returned a 12 months later with a vengeance and created one of the vital iconic and beloved microcars in Britain: the Scootacar.

Formally named as such due to its hybrid nature of a scooter and a automotive, the Scootacar was nicknamed “phone sales space” by individuals attributable to its peak of 1 and a half meters and its crimson paintwork. A motorbike-style steering wheel solely added to this connection.

Manufacturing of the Scootacar ceased in 1964, with solely round 1000 items ever produced.

Picture supply: RM Sotheby’s

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