Heinkel cabine bubble car 154

Ernst Heinkel Motorenbau GmbH, Speyer1957

Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum
Munich, Germany

The light weight Heinkel cabine bubble car in the style of the Italian Isetta was manufactured by Heinkel between 1956 and 1958. With the ban on the construction of aircraft in Germany after World War II, many aircraft manufacturers switched to building motor vehicles - as did the Heinkel company. After various mopeds and motor scooters, Heinkel introduced a bubble car in the mid-1950s. The small Heinkel cabine – a microcar based on a scooter – had a unitized sheet-steel body and was 100 kg lighter than the Italian model. The single-cylinder engine and transmission were adopted from the Heinkel Tourist motor scooter. The door opened to the front, instrument panel and steering wheel remained in place. Behind the seats was a small storage space which could also be used as a jump seat for two children. Around 12,000 Heinkel cabine bubble cars were manufactured. Since production costs were comparatively high, production ceased in 1958.
Technical data:
Engine: Single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement: 198 cc
Power: 7 kW (10 hp)
Speed: 90 kmh


  • Title: Heinkel cabine bubble car 154
  • Creator: Ernst Heinkel Motorenbau GmbH, Speyer
  • Date: 1957

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