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 but 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was withdrawn shortly afterwards due to poor quality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 Heinkel Kabine were also assembled from 1959 to 1962 under licence by Los Cedros S.A. As Heinkel in Argentina, they were built alongside Studebaker pickups.Production began in March 1956 with the Kabine Model 150, using the 174 cc 9.2 hp single-cylinder four-stroke engine that powered the Heinkel Tourist scooter. In October 1956, Heinkel introduced the Kabine Model 153 (with three wheels) and the Kabine Model 154 (with four wheels), both with 204 cc engines. The engines in these models were later reduced in capacity to 198 cc for insurance purposes.The Kabine had a steel unit body. Access to the interior was by an opening front, but in order not to infringe Iso Rivolta's patent used on the Isetta, the steering wheel did not move with the door. However, it did feature a reverse gear, unlike some other bubble cars. The fabric sun roof served as an emergency escape hatch should the sole door in front become jammed in a collision.The collections Heinkel Kabine is on restoration 2015. At the end it will get the original white colour.
Engine198 cc1 cylinderPower10 HPTop speed86 km/hLenght/width2,55 m/1,37 mWeight243 kg
Photos mainly by Matti Kreivilä. Historical facts and technical details of the vehicles provided by Wikipedia. Movies YouTube.