Goggomobil was a series of microcars produced in the Bavarian town Dingolfing
after World War II by Glas. Glas produced three models on the Goggomobil
platform: the Goggomobil T sedan, the Goggomobil TS coupé, and the Goggomobil TL
van. The engine was an air cooled, two stroke, two cylinder unit originally
displacing 250 cc, but later available in increased sizes of 300 cc and 400 cc.
It had an electric pre-selective transmission built by Getrag and a manual
clutch. The engine was behind the rear wheels. Suspension was independent all
round using coil springs with swing axles. In total, 214,313 sedans, 66,511
coupés, and 3,667 Transporter vans and pickups were built from 1955 to 1969.
The Goggomobil Dart is an automobile which was developed in Australia by Sydney
company Buckle Motors Pty Ltd. and produced from 1959 to 1961. The Dart was
based on the chassis and mechanical components of the German Goggomobil microcar,
which was a product of Hans Glas GmbH of Dingolfing, in Bavaria, Germany. The
car featured an Australian designed fiberglass two seater open sports car body
without doors, the whole package weighing in at only 761 lb . It was powered by
a rear mounted twin cylinder two stroke motor available in both 300 cc and 400
cc variants. and had a small luggage compartment built into the nose. The Dart
was designed in 1958 and went on sale the following year with around 700
examples produced up to the time that production ceased in September 1961.