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.
214,313 sedans, 66,511 coupés, and 3,667 Transporter vans and pickups were built from 1955 to 1969.
The Sedan (Limosine)
The Goggomobil T250 was introduced by Glas at the 1954 IFMA international bicycle and motorcycle show. The T250 was a conventional-looking two door sedan with a rear-mounted 245 cc air-cooled two-stroke straight twin engine.
Design changes were made to the T250 in 1957. Two windshield wipers were used instead of the earlier system with one wiper, and the sliding windows in the doors were changed to wind-up windows. Also at this time the T300 and T400 became available; these had larger engines of 300 cc and 400 cc respectively.
The last design change for the T sedan came in 1964, when the rear-hinged suicide doors were replaced by conventional front-hinged doors.
214,313 sedans were built when production ended on 30 June 1969
The Goggomobil TS 2+2 coupe was introduced at the 1957 IFMA show alongside the improved T sedan. It was available as the TS250, the TS300, and the TS400, the number reflecting the approximate engine size in cubic centimeters.
The only major design change to the TS coupe was the change from rear-hinged suicide doors to front-hinged conventional doors in 1964.
The TS coupe was always ten to twenty percent more expensive than the T sedan. Total production of TS coupes was 66,511.
|Manufacturer||Hans Glas GmbH (1955–1966)
|Production||1955–30 June 1969|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style(s)||2-door sedan
Roadster (Goggomobil Dart)
|Vehicles||Goggomobil T (2-door sedan)
Goggomobil TS (2-door coupe)
Goggomobil TL (van)
Goggomobil Dart (roadster)
|Engine(s)||Two-stroke straight-two engine
245 cc, 13.6 hp (10.1 kW) (DIN)
293 cc, 14.8 hp (11.0 kW) (DIN)
392 cc, 18.5 hp (13.8 kW) (DIN)
electromagnetic pre-selector transmission optional
|Wheelbase||1,800 mm (71 in)|
|Length||2-door sedan: 2,900 mm (110 in)
2-door coupe: 3,035 mm (119.5 in)
Van: 2,910 mm (115 in)
|Width||2-door sedan: 1,260 mm (50 in)
2-door coupe: 1,370 mm (54 in)
Van: 1,316 mm (51.8 in)
|Height||2-door sedan: 1,310 mm (52 in)
2-door coupe: 1,235 mm (48.6 in)
Van: 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
The whole history about Hans Glas Company hit here.
How many was made?
The factory in Dingolfing
Productionline with Sedan and coupe in same line
A dealers window in th early 60s