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Go Go Goggomobil!: Bike Engines in Old European Cars Redux

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We've said it before and we'll say it again: Swapping superbike engines into weird, little European cars makes us giddier than the Ladies Auxiliary on casserole night. This time, the car is a Goggomobil and the engine is from a Yamaha FZR1000. The Gogglomobil, about as well known on these shores as the collected works of Heinz von Lichberg, is a post-war microcar once offered with a 250cc engine and an electric transmission that could manage about 45 mph with a tailwind. But oh, what a little tweaking can do. The donor car for this project, a 1961 model, enjoyed a ground-up rebuild that culminated in it being a serious runner, despite its derby-like comportment. It's all backed up by copious video and digicam chronicling, too. [Thanks to Daniel for the tip.]

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