Goggomobil Dart

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Goggomobil Dart
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Overview
Manufacturer Buckle Motors Pty Ltd.[1]
Production 1959[2]–September 1961[2]
Assembly Sydney, NSW Australia[1]
Designer Bill Buckle
Body and chassis
Class microcar
Body style roadster
Layout RR layout
Platform Goggomobil
Related Goggomobil
Powertrain
Engine Two-stroke straight-two engine
Standard: 293 cc, 14.8 PS (10.9 kW)
Optional: 392 cc, 18.5 PS (13.6 kW)[3]
Transmission 4-speed manual[3]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 1,800 mm (71 in)[3]
Length 3,050 mm (120 in)[1]
Width 1,370 mm (54 in)[1]
Kerb weight 380 kg (840 lb)[1][4]

The Goggomobil Dart is an automobile which was developed in Australia by Sydney company Buckle Motors Pty Ltd.[5] 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.[6] The car featured an Australian designed fiberglass two seater open sports car body without doors, the whole package weighing in at only 345 kg (761 lb).[2] It was powered by a rear mounted twin cylinder two stroke motor available in both 300 cc and 400 cc variants.[4] and had a small luggage compartment built into the nose.[2] The Dart was designed in 1958 and went on sale the following year [2] with around 700 examples produced up to the time that production ceased in September 1961.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Bruce Weiner Motorcar Museum - 1958 Goggomobil Dart". Microcarmuseum.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e The Dart turns 50 Retrieved from www.shannons.com.au on 22 February 2010
  3. ^ a b c GLAS Automobil Club International e.V. - Vehicles - Goggomobil Coupé (the Dart was based on the Goggomobil coupé.
  4. ^ a b Glas Goggomobile Dart Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 22 February 2010
  5. ^ "Company Profile". Bill Buckle Volkswagen. Retrieved 2007-09-16. 
  6. ^ Tony Davis, Aussie Cars, 1987, page 75
  7. ^ Mike McCarthy, Great Australian sports cars and specials, 1987, page 61

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