Manufacturer: Hans Glas GmbH
Origin: Dingolfing, Bavaria, Germany
Motor: 2-cyl, 2-stroke
Displacement: 400 cc
Power: 20 hp
Length: 9.5 ft.
Identification No. 1112449
Hans Glas in Bavaria accomplished what the majority of microcar manufacturers could only dream of: the large series production of a very popular car over a very long period of time. There were over 174,548 examples of the Type 250 produced, which is considered wildly successful for a manufacturer of any type of motorized vehicle. The model evolved throughout the years, mostly with changes in cosmetic appearance. However, beginning in 1956, a 300-cubic centimeter engine was introduced to complement the standard 250-cubic centimeter unit. Later on, a 20 horsepower, 400-cubic centimeter engine was available, but most of them were fitted to U.S.-bound cars, like the car offered here.
This T-400 sedan is also fitted with the desirable electric pre-selector transmission and is a truly time warped example, having never been restored. Finished in black with its original red interior and black mats, it also bears originality beyond that of patina, including an original sticker from Siraky’s Scooter Center in San Francisco, California, who likely sold this Goggomobil new. The Oregon license plates are also likely original to this car, and its last registration stickers are from 1966. Overall, this car presents in excellent, unmolested condition and would serve equally well as a candidate for restoration or preservation.