The saying “Good things come in small packages” rings especially true when referencing the subcompact cars produced from the late 1930s into the 1960s. While they may turn heads due to their diminutive size, they are sure to win the hearts of even the most seasoned automotive enthusiast with their charming styling and nimble handling. They were conceived to provide an economical alternative to the full-size sedans of the era, especially to commuters, who desired an efficient and affordable mode of transportation. For those who elected to drive one of these petite automobiles, the lack of heft and bulk offered ample smiles-per-miles and offered surprising performance from the simple, lightweight machines.
Click ahead to explore the charming world of compact cars offered from the vast selection of collectible cars slated to cross the auction block at RM Auctions’ Auburn Fall sale.