Lot 205 - 1963 Heinkel Trojan

Lot 205 - 1963 Heinkel Trojan

Lot 205 - 1963 Heinkel Trojan

Lot Number 205
Registration TRO 376
Chassis Number HAG9674
Engine Number 0516284
Odometer reading 28,534 miles
Result Sold - £13,440

The cars were built in Croydon UK by Trojan to the design of the Heinkel Kabine and using the reliable Heinkel four-stroke 198 cc engine. The car was advertised as having a top speed of 56mph and achieving 95mph but probably not both at the same time! The design was inspired by the original Italian Isetta but is much lighter and the steering wheel is in a fixed position.

This rare four-wheel version was built in 1963 and registered in April of that year (60 years ago) for export to Holland and was repatriated in 2015 by the previous owner on the grounds of ‘significant historical interest’. It is registered with the DVLA as an Historic Vehicle so MoT and Tax (payment) exempt. The car was confirmed as genuine and original by the Heinkel Trojan Archive Trust in May 2016. Certificate provided.

The body had an earlier restoration and the paintwork is still in good condition with a couple of small dents which are difficult to see in most lighting conditions. The plexiglass (acrylic) windows were replaced in May 2023 and as this is a pre-1964 model the quarterlights (and windscreen) are real glass.

Continuous restoration and maintenance from 2015 of the mechanical side include replacement clutch, braking system including new wheel cylinders and copper pipework, wheel bearings, king pins, axle-crank bearings, rebuilt front shock-absorbers, engine mounts, five tyres, silencer and battery (2022).
The interior was completely refurbished in 2022 using the original fittings and looks great in tartan, the wiring is in good condition and the exterior chrome-work is good but there is some minor pitting.

The excellent Heinkel Trojan Club in the UK supplies reasonably priced new and used parts to keep the car on the road. You will also find a friendly welcome at the HTC and regional microcar events.

Documentation includes Heinkel Trojan Trust Certificate, V5C registration document, original owner’s manual, illustrated Trojan Parts List, Workshop Manual, Heinkel Trojan Club's Members Handbook (130p), back issues of HTC Review and numerous receipts. Also included are the registration mark ‘TRO 376’, a fitted Pro-Tec rain cover, the stainless-steel rear luggage rack fitted without drilling additional holes, an original style scissor-jack and a spare wheel under the adjustable front seat. The car successfully completed the Classic London to Brighton (and back...150 miles) in 2017 and has taken part in a number of national and local events. It won the ‘Second most desired Heinkel Trojan’ at the National MicroCar Rally in 2019 - before the interior was refurbished. The heater pipe is currently sealed at the bulkhead due to past experience with exhaust derived heaters but the mechanism around the head is all in place for possible reconnection. A fun and striking car which brings smiles to all that glance over it.

Interested parties should be aware that the Trojan runs and drives but the cable needs looking at for smoother gear selection.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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