Microcar, Bubble car, Keicar, Keijidôsha, sometimes three wheeler… The trend for these tiny, funny and often dangerous cars is rising up these years in the scale model world. There are two types of collectors for this range: the ones who had the real car back in the days (or who have seen them while they were little boys) and the ones who discovered these cuties later in life and literally fell in love. I am from the second type. The success of the first DNA’s Microcar, the Bond Bug, made it clear: scale model collectors want to see more miniatures of these already tiny and iconic vehicles.

So, let me introduce you the Fuldamobil S-6. In the town named Fulda (Germany), near the river also named Fulda, the company “Elektromaschinenbau Fulda Gmbh” started to produce a two-seats three-wheeled car in 1951. The lone wheel is in the back of the car, linked to the engine (a 191 cm3 single cylinder by Sachs for the S-6). From 1951 to 1969, eleven versions were made, the prototype, three N-versions and  seven S-versions. The N-versions are sharp-edged while the S-versions are more round-shaped and can accept four people. Near the end of the Fuldamobil era, you could find some four-wheeled cars.

At first sight, the Fuldamobil doesn’t seem any particular, it’s a small car, three wheeled and from the 50’s… like many others. The interesting thing is the license sold through the world. In south America, two Fuldamobil patented microcars were sold, the Nobel in Chile and the Bambi in Argentina. In Europe, you could also find the Bambino in the Netherlands, the FKF (Frame King Fulda) in Sweden, the Attica and Alta 200 in Greece. Even India had its own Fuldamobil named Hans Vahaar and in Africa it was the Fuldamobil RSR.

The 1/18 scale model of the Fuldamobil S-6 made by DNA Collectibles is a faithful replica of the original one and just the announce of its release was acclaimed by the fine experts in scale models. Just look at the pictures here and imagine how cute it would be on your desk.

Microcar, Bubble car, Keicar, Keijidôsha, sometimes three wheeler… The trend for these tiny, funny and often dangerous cars is rising up these years in the scale model world. There are two types of collectors for this range: the ones who had the real car back in the days (or who have seen them while they were little boys) and the ones who discovered these cuties later in life and literally fell in love. I am from the second type. The success of the first DNA’s Microcar, the Bond Bug, made it clear: scale model collectors want to see more miniatures of these already tiny and iconic vehicles.

So, let me introduce you the Fuldamobil S-6. In the town named Fulda (Germany), near the river also named Fulda, the company “Elektromaschinenbau Fulda Gmbh” started to produce a two-seats three-wheeled car in 1951. The lone wheel is in the back of the car, linked to the engine (a 191 cm3 single cylinder by Sachs for the S-6). From 1951 to 1969, eleven versions were made, the prototype, three N-versions and  seven S-versions. The N-versions are sharp-edged while the S-versions are more round-shaped and can accept four people. Near the end of the Fuldamobil era, you could find some four-wheeled cars.

At first sight, the Fuldamobil doesn’t seem any particular, it’s a small car, three wheeled and from the 50’s… like many others. The interesting thing is the license sold through the world. In south America, two Fuldamobil patented microcars were sold, the Nobel in Chile and the Bambi in Argentina. In Europe, you could also find the Bambino in the Netherlands, the FKF (Frame King Fulda) in Sweden, the Attica and Alta 200 in Greece. Even India had its own Fuldamobil named Hans Vahaar and in Africa it was the Fuldamobil RSR.

The 1/18 scale model of the Fuldamobil S-6 made by DNA Collectibles is a faithful replica of the original one and just the announce of its release was acclaimed by the fine experts in scale models. Just look at the pictures here and imagine how cute it would be on your desk.

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