1960 F.M.R. TG 500 Tiger Minicar

The microcar might get most closely associated with Japanese manufacturers, but following Europe's emergence from WWII, dozens of microcar models flooded the market. Small, cheap, and easy to produce in a time of scarce resources, the microcar was popular throughout the '50s and '60s. The F.M.R. TG 500 Tiger is considered the pinnacle of microcar design, having been developed by German Fritz Fend and based on an earlier Messerschmidt model. Powered by a 500cc two-stroke motor with a four-speed transmission, the TG 500 had hydraulic brakes and a chassis and suspension inspired by current F1 cars. Only 320 were made and 150 still exist — making the TG 500 one of the most vaulable cars of a bygone era.

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