Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car

 

The Heinkel Kabine was a microcar designed by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke and built by them from 1956 to 1958. Production was transferred under licence to Dundalk Engineering Company in Ireland in 1958. However, the licence was withdrawn shortly afterwards due to poor quality control. Production restarted in 1960, again under licence, under the Trojan 200 name by Trojan Cars Ltd. in the UK, and continued until 1966.

The cutest little model that Corgi ever made. It was in the range for 10 years, selling more than 1.6 million examples, and was seen in all sorts of colours. There were two of these in my childhood toybox, both horribly overpainted.

The Hienkel Trojan Economy car was made from 1962 to 1972, a very long run for Corgi. It also had a host of variations. The early car had flat turned hubs and (possibly because it was one of a very few models to use these tiny hubs) they stayed that way right through the era of spun hubs and went straight to cast hubs near the end of the run. Colours are: red, dark blue, lilac, orange, pink, metallic blue, fawn and turquoise. Interiors can be red or lemon

         
Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Blue Metallic Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Lilac, Red Interior Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Orange, Cast Hubs Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Orange, Turned Hubs Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Red, Lemon Interior
Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Blue Metallic

Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Lilac, Red Interior

Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Orange, Cast Hubs Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Orange, Turned Hubs Corgi Toys 233; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Red, Lemon Interior
Corgi Code 3; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Cabriolet; Light Blue        
Corgi Code 3; Heinkel/Trojan Bubble Car; Cabriolet; Light Blue        

 


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