Of course, you don't turn into a shit just because you buy a Mercedes-600. It's the other way round: the reason you can afford to buy a Mercedes-600 is that you turn into a shit • 
Victor Pelevin

Virtual gallery dedicated to tiny cars produced in era of no marketing •

Scootacar

19571964

According to corporate legend, the car was dreamed up to please the director’s wife, 
who wanted something easier to park than her Jaguar •

BONDBUG

19701974

The car was conceived as a show-piece but was received with much enthusiasm and ordered into production. Some 2200 cars were manufactured •

To live fully, we must learn to use things and love people, and not love things and use people •
John Powell

MESSERSCHMITT

1953

Messerschmitt company was banned from producing military aircraft, it began to produce Fend’s so-called Kabinenrollers, or cabin-equipped scooters •

INTER 175 BERLINE

19531958

Yet another motorized scooter with a lift-back hatch. 
In profile the car resembles an airplane •

microcar design has been ahead of its time: there was no marketing department to report to •
ARTEM DEZHURKO

VESPA

19571961

Designed by Piaggio, the Italian manufacturer of Vespa scooters, and licensed to the French firm ACMA. 
The Vespa 400 was produced during the years 1957–1961 •

FUJI CABIN

19551958

Working with Fuji, Hitachi produced the Fuji Cabin, a scooter with a polyester cabin. The design was by Ryuichi Tomiya, the greatest of the early Japanese car designers •