Egon Brutsch, a German engineer with a passion for fiberglass construction, wanted to build the world's smallest car for the 1956 International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany. After the show, he fitted a 50 cc engine to his tiny creation. Five Mopettas were ultimately built, but this car is one of 14 precise replicas made later.
While many of these cars seem absurdly toy-like today, they filled a real need at the time for cheap, efficient transportation and they were, at least, little more dangerous than scooters.
The redesigned pony car will offer better fuel economy, an improved ride and better handling, Ford says.