1965 Trabant 601 | 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee

That’s a ’65 Trabant 601 that was at the 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. The Trabant 601 is a subcompact that was made in what was known as East Germany between 1963 and 1990 (model years between 1964 and 1990), and was East Germany’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle of West Germany. A total of 2,818,547 were made. The engine is a 0.6 liter straight-twin that produces 30 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. The top speed is 62 mph.

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1989 Volkswagen Rabbit LS | 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee

That’s an ’89 Volkswagen Rabbit LS that was at the 2019 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. The Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit is a subcompact that has been in production since 1974. This is from the second generation, which was made between 1983 and 1992. The engine of this one is a 1.6 liter EA827 straight-4 that produces 75 horsepower and 92 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 5-speed manual.

Car of the Day 11/20/18

Today’s car of the day is this Smart ForTwo that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The Smart ForTwo is a subcompact that’s been in production since 1998. This is from the second generation (W451), which was made between 2007 and 2014. The engine is a 1 liter Mitsubishi 3B2 straight-4 that produces 70 horsepower and 68 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 5-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 10.7 seconds and has a top speed of 90 mph.

Car of the Day 11/7/18

Today’s car of the day is this ‘66 Volkswagen Beetle that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The original Volkswagen Beetle is a subcompact that was made between 1938 and 2003. The engine is a 1.3 liter flat-4 that produces 50 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 22 seconds and has a top speed of 74 mph.

Car of the Day 8/22/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’57 BMW Isetta Convertible that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The BMW Isetta is a subcompact that was made between 1955 and 1962. The engine is a 0.3 liter single cylinder engine that produces 13 horsepower and 14 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This car has a top speed of 54 mph. This car weighs 1,323 pounds. This Isetta sold for $57,200.

Car of the Day 8/20/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’63 Volkswagen Beetle that was used in the Herbie movies, and I saw it at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The original Volkswagen Beetle was made between 1933 and 2003. The engine of this one is a 1.2 liter flat-4 that produces 40 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Beetle was auctioned off for $128,700.