If you count yourself among that number, you may want to also stop by the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia, on Feb. 15 and 16. That weekend, the museum's entire collection will be sold by RM Auctions, a Canadian firm that specializes in exotic vehicles.
If you're lucky, you'll get to bring home an Isetta, a Messerschmitt or even a Goggomobil Transporter. There's also literature, signs, models and other microcar collectibles.
And if you aren't a successful bidder, you'll at least get to see what is undoubtedly the world's largest and best microcar collection – with some 200 vehicles, many of them rare and all of them cuter than a bug's ear – before it is broken up.
Speaking of which, Weiner himself doesn't seem too broken up about bidding farewell to his marvellous miniatures.
"To me, it’s all about the thrill of the chase,” says the former Dubble Bubble executive in an RM Auctions press release. "My collection has brought me incredible joy over the years, but simply finding and restoring these cars is not enough for me. In order to fully appreciate them, I need to share them."
In other words, if you love something, sell it at auction? Works for Weiner, and works for the car hobby.
"As I see it," he concludes, "we’re enlarging the microcar community by letting these go and helping keep history alive.”
Learn more about the auction and the Microcar Museum here:
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