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Hans Glas GmbH at Dingolfing was a Bavarian producer of agricultural machines who changed his field of business after WW II and successfully started production of scooters in 1951.

The enterprise's best known product was the Goggomobil, a compact car with a length of 290 cms, 13 HP, intended for the use by a four heads family and produced from 1955 until 1969.
Sporting ambition could be fulfilled by purchasing the two-seated Goggomobil Coupé with 15 HP and a maximum speed of 100 km/h. I sat in both of them, measuring 6 ft 4 inches. In the limousine, you had your knees just below your chin, while there was plenty of room in the coupé, you had your feet just behind the headlights...
Glas Isar came out in 1958 as an enlarged version of Goggomobil, but with limited economical success as the market now demanded cars between lower and upper middle class.

Hans Glas GmbH got into financial trouble and was taken over by BMW in 1966. BMW Dingolfing of today is one of the major BMW production sites.

Capture from Automobilmuseum Schramberg, where 130 German cars, bikes and other means of transportation from 1945-1970 are on display.

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