Zundapp Janus



By The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum – requested from author, CC BY 2.5, Link

Zundapp Janus

Ignore the fact that there is a funny word hidden in the name Janus. Built by Germans, the same country which gave us Porsche, Bugatti, BMW and Mercedes, the Zundapp was not their finest moment, let’s just put it that way. Based on a Dornier prototype and producing 14 hp from its 250 cc motor, it could only reach 50 mph. It was a quirky car to look at, we’ll give them that, but it was perhaps too quirky for its own good. It had a rear-facing bench seat for passengers, presumably to capture photos of all the cars going past them. People didn’t really buy into the whole idea of the Janus. We wonder why.



Manufacturer
Zundapp
ModelJanus
Doors2
Production1957 - 1958
Base MSRPn/a
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