Goggomobil - 4.3

Asking Price:

R 157,500.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1958 Goggomobil T250 Sedan

Goggomobil was the first four-wheeled vehicle produced by Hans Glas, who went on to produced a 2.6-litre V8 and then was taken over by BMW. Released at the 1954 IFMA international bicycle and motorcycle show, the TS250 is a four-seater two-door powered by a 247cc two-cylinder two-stroke engine that delivers the motion to the road through the rear wheels. Power is said to be in the 14 horsepower region and the torque figure comes in at 19Nm at 3800rpm. With a weight of 460kg and a clever four-speed preselect gearbox, the diminutive Goggo is said to be able to reach a max speed of 85km/h.

Being well under 700cc, the Goggomobil T250 is a bona fide microcar. This genre of cars boomed in the 1950s as post-war consumerism took off with employment on a high, people had money to spend and credit was easier to come by than ever before. The result was a raft of cottage-industry car makers peppered through the UK and Europe and a drive to push the economy forward.

With the wide-open South African landscapes, long roads, relatively small population and healthy full-size vehicle manufacturing operations, the microcars trend was perhaps a bit watered down here on the tip of Africa. The result is rarity, which in the classic car game translates to desirability, and microcars are climbing the collector ranks the world-over with a new trend of simple living and downscaling.

Smaller houses, smaller cars and smaller impact is all the rage. But we're a nostalgic bunch so the first place we look is to the past, to learn from it, use it an preserve it. A second microcar boom is underway, and while many modern ones might be of a greener disposition, they doff their cap to the small cars of the 1950s, which are experiencing their second wave.

This Example

Description by seller:

Good running car with papers and on the road. South African Vintage & Veteran Association dated.

It starts up and idles well, clutch and gearbox seem good. We can't verify that it will reach the claimed Goggomobil top speed of 85km/h but we do know it will trundle down your local cafe-lined street, filling the air with a delightful smell of 2-stroke oil. Brakes will do the job of an emergency stop when you spot an open parking and with bodywork, interior and paint in decent, presentable condition, you'll be proud to park in front of the trendiest establishment.

Papers in order and status reflects 'Built-up'.

Available to view by appointment in Durban.

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  • A buyer's premium of 5% (which includes VAT) for cars and bikes applies.
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Lot Status

For Sale

Special Features

Condition rating: 84/140
SAVVA dated

Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000233
Seller: Dealer
Year: 1958
Manufacturer: Goggomobil
Model: T250 Sedan
Derivative: -
Service History: Other
Mileage: 46,000 Km
Engine Size: 247cc
Engine Type: Straight 2-cylinder 2-stroke
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Rear engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 14 BHP
Exterior: Yellow
Interior: Black

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Bidding Information - 1958 Goggomobil T250 Sedan

Estimated Price Range:

R 145,000.00 - R 155,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:


Time Left:


Start Date:

Wednesday, 02 March, 2022 - 08:00

End Date:

Wednesday, 09 March, 2022 - 18:00


2 months, 1 week ago

Whats the end date and time? It is showing as 1 day 4 hours and 43 minutes. Is it ending today or tomorrow?

Hi, it ends tomorrow the 9th - Stuart CCA 2 months, 1 week ago

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2 months, 1 week ago

Can we make a bid less than 50000

Bid increment is preset and currently at R25 000. It will decrease as the closing time gets closer - Stuart CCA 2 months, 1 week ago

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