The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum collection is being put up for auction by RM Auctions with a sale date of February 15 and 16. The collection, housed in Madison, Georgia, includes many generations and badges of microcars from Authi to BMW and Gogomobile to Messerschmitt.
From the auction catalog, “RM Auctions is delighted and privileged to have been chosen to offer such an extraordinary collection at auction, displayed in a cohesive and downright jaw-dropping facility that encapsulates Bruce’s youthful spirit and the fascinating post-war era of the microcar. As such, the rarest microcars are joined by the most sought-after, fully restored, and completely functional kiddie rides, coin-operated vending machines, porcelain signs, neons, and perhaps most uniquely, the rarest microcar toys and models in the world. Every item will be sold, wall to wall, right down to the instantly recognizable international flags adorning the building’s ceilings.”
While most of the cars are not British, there are the occasional examples such as the 1968 Authi Mini 1275C, a 1958 Berkeley Sports, and a few others. There are even signs, literature, models and vending machines.
While it is sad to see a collection of this magnitude broken up, this does provide a rare opportunity for collectors to get there hands on some very hard to get items. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a good number of the lots end up at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. Which, by the way, is a must see if you are ever in the area.