Friday, December 02, 2016

Hooning in a Hoffmann

We seem to have a three wheel car theme happening here with the last car video being the football match using three wheel Reliant Robins. Is this really the worst car ever made? I can't imagine one much worse than the German made Hoffmann. Video is four minutes and contains an expletive.

Andreas Schmitt commented about the car's proper name:

It's a little hard to find on Google, but I've got it: a "Auto-Kabine 250" built by the Hoffmann-Werke Lintorf. It was a shameless copy of the Isetta and the bad design decisions were made to avoid patent infringements, but didn't help, the company was sued by BMW and sold only a little more than 100 of those things.


11 comments:

  1. That does indeed look spectacularly bad. In every way. I hope it was dirt cheap.

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    1. EC, yep, it should have been very cheap.

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    1. Margaret, yet the same country went on to produce your own car. Remarkable.

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  3. It looks like a maniacal mechanical ladybug.
    WHAT were they thinking?

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    1. River, there was a banging on about the style, but it really is an ugly car.

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  4. Why! Why would they even do tbat! Was funny to see though 😀😀

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    1. Grace, it shall remain one of life's mysteries.

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  5. Why is the arse hanging out, unsupported?

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    1. Hels, prolapse? I think it might be a part of motor bike.

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  6. That's a funny video and that car looks frightening to drive!

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