Sold! When the hammer dropped for the last time on Lot #603, a rose colored 1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 "Tiger", the price on the board read a staggering $280,000. Figuring in buyer's premium the final price was $322,000. That is an awful lot of money for a car that can fit in your living room. But that is what this event was all about, little cars selling for big money. Bruce Weiner is a man obsessed with tiny cars and his museum in Madison, Georgia housed one of the finest microcar collections in the world. Bruce spent decades chasing these diminutive pieces of transportation history and painstakingly restoring them to a level of perfection possibly exceeding their condition when new! That level of detail led to some very surprising bidding wars. One surprise was the sale of the 1964 Peel P50, the world's smallest production vehicle. Not until Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame drove one of these cars through the BBC studios did anyone really pay attention to them. That moment launched the Peel P50 to the forefront of the microcar world. This particular P50 had received Bruce's signature restoration and is probably the finest example in existence. The bidding was fierce and the audience was cheering with each jump in price. When it was all said and done the little P50 sold for $105,000 ($120,750 with buyer's premium). Not bad for a car that looks more like a travel trunk than transportation.
In the end roughly $9,000,000+ was brought in by the sale, proving that tiny cars can bring big money.
10 Highest Selling Prices
Lot 603 - 1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 'Tiger' - Sold for $322,000
Lot 594 - 1951 Reyonnah - Sold for $184,000
Lot 613 - 1958 Goggomobil TL-400 Transporter "PEZ" - Sold for $172,500
Lot 590 - 1955 Inter 175A Berline - Sold for $161,000
Lot 297 - 1959 Goggomobil TL-400 Transporter Pickup "Coca-Cola" - Sold for $138,000
Lot 563 - 1963 Goggomobil TL-250 Transporter "Dubble Bubble" - Sold for $132,250
Lot 623 -1955 Fuji Cabin - Sold for $126,500
Lot 258 -1964 Peel P50 - Sold for $120,750
Lot 595 - 1955 Messerschmitt KR 200 "Vic Hyde" - Sold for $115,000
Lot 587 - 1966 Peel Trident - Sold for $103,500
Report: RM Auctions - Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum
These tiny cars brought big money!
Gallery 1: RM Auctions - Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum
Gallery 1 of 4 featuring RM Auctions sale at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum.
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Gallery 2 of 4 featuring RM Auctions sale at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum.
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Gallery 3 of 4 featuring RM Auctions sale at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum.
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Gallery 4 of 4 featuring RM Auctions sale at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum.
Video - Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction | AutoTrader Classics | RM Auctions
Recently RM Auctions sold the entire collection from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction in Madison, Georgia. Our Editor Brian Medford was there to cover the action!
Video - 1960 McDonough Buckboard | AutoTrader Classics | RM Auctions
Here our Editor Brian Medford looks at a 1960 McDonough Buckboard.
Video - 1955 Kapi Jip | AutoTrader Classics | RM Auctions
Our Editor Brian Medford found a favorite vehicle at the auction, this neat little Jeep-let made by Kapi in Spain. Don't you just love that Willys nose!
Published Dec 31st, 1969