Born of neccessity, the scootmobile was a miniature automotive movement of the 1940s. WWII had seen severe rationing of gasoline and people were finding efficient alternatives to ordinary automobiles. This is one of the more attractive examples.
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The movement was miniature in that the vehicles were tiny. Also, it never really caught on, so overall numbers of Scootmobiles were also small. Norman Anderson’s creation netted 75 mpg and went 40 mph. The caption claims that it was made mostly of airplane parts. Need that car is guessing it had no standard airbags.
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