BK Micro Car Collection BK GROUP - Helsinki
Manufactured by aeroplane industry after WWII

Heinkel Kabine - 1959

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was withdrawn shortly afterwards due to poor quality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.


Engine 198 cc 1 cylinder Power 10 HP Top speed 86 km/h Lenght/width 2,55 m/1,37 m Weight 243 kg
Photos mainly by Matti Kreivilä. Historical facts and technical details of the vehicles provided by Wikipedia. Movies YouTube.