The Goggomobil Dart Is the Bug-Faced Micro Sports Car You Didn't Know You Needed

Just look at this thing. How could you not want to drive it?

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If you need a touch of obscurity in your life, we think this will do the trick. It's called a Goggomobil Dart, an Australian-developed microcar from 1960 with a 300cc engine and some extremely interesting looks. Just 700 were built, and this one's for sale right now. You should buy it.

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The Dart was constructed by a company in Sydney called Buckle Motors, which used the German Goggomobil chassis design under license as a base. Its two-cylinder engine is mounted in the rear, getting power to the wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. There's no roof, no climate control, and no radio. There aren't even any gauges, save for a speedometer. There are, however, doors, which was a rare option not many Darts came with.

This thing looks like something you'd find in the middle of the street in a Fallout video game. Its insect-like face, lack of grille, and rear fender-mounted air scoops are just a few of the highlights. The seller uploaded a video to YouTube of the car moving around in a parking lot, which can be seen below. It looks more like a half-scale toy than an actual vehicle. Seeing someone actually sit in it and drive it really gives you an idea of just how small it is.

The car, which shows just 19,799 miles on the odometer, is , a car auction site in Australia, with a current high bid of $15,200 and 16 days remaining to bid. It's hard to tell what this thing is actually worth, though we're sure someone with some extra cash will fall in love and snatch it up.

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