What’s The Smallest Classic Car You’ve Owned?
We try to write as often as possible about small cars here at Petrolicious because a) we like them and b) they’re fun. Sure, next to their modern counterparts, classic cars are almost always going to be smaller than the vehicles you see today—but many enthusiasts are interested in adding some of the tiniest collector cars to their fleets.
This could mean a BMW Isetta or 700, a Porsche 356, Alfa Romeo Berlina, or a Fiat Topolino 750 MM by Zagato. A Volkswagen Beetle, Messerschmitt…maybe even a classic electric car. Somewhat paradoxically, my daily driver is a new-age Fiat 500 Abarth—which is even smaller (both inside and out) than the 2-cylinder Citroën 2CV I’ve also had the pleasure of owning. I’d probably go as tiny dimensionally as a Ligier JS2 or Zagato Zele, but my dream microcar would have to be the four-wheeled Messerschmitt-based FMR Tg500.
Don’t worry, you’ll be the first to know if I find $100,000 in my sock drawer and bring one of those home. For now, the 2CV is the smallest car in terms of engine size and capability that I’ve owned.
What’s the smallest classic car you’ve owned?
Photography by: Rosario Liberti, Nathan Leland, Afshin Behnia, Frank & Tim Goedhart, & Rémi Dargegen