The Goggomobil TS400 is a rather rare sight nowadays. This example is even rarer due to its pristine condition and traceable history.
Even the most knowledgeable microcar expert would pause for a moment and notice the details of the TS400 presented here. Its current owner brought the car from Sweden to Greece and restored it completely. He cherished this car with uncompromising attention to detail -like the nowhere-to-be-found hub caps, the special exhaust and the many knobs and chrome parts that decorate the car exactly as they were fitted by the factory almost 6 decades ago.
One must note all the distinct design features of the TS400 like the suicide doors, the twin-cylinder, two-stroke 400cc engine, the extensive use of chrome lines and ornaments, and the simplicity of Goggomobil’s design.
Andreas Glas founded his agricultural machines company in 1860, which then evolved into a manufacturer of scooters and microcars. Its name changed to Glas Werke AG and then to Hans Glas GmbH, before BMW acquired the company in 1966. Goggomobil cars are therefore the distant cousins and precursors of modern BMW motorcars -an element which certainly adds some charisma and aroma to the history and value of Goggomobil.
TS 400 models are very rare nowadays. This example is even rarer since everything is in place and working fine. All exterior chrome fittings and trim were fitted, polished, brushed or repaired to the exact original specification. The same applies to the interior -that is, all parts are original and period correct, from switches, seats, and knobs all the way to a Goggomobil key ring.
It is important to mention that the vehicle’s engine was completely overhauled near perfection. Additionally, the car comes with 2 original and very rare service manuals -together with a parts list book from a Goggomobil specialist supplier.
We would welcome any thoughts or questions about this TS400. Note that we can assist with export procedures and help its next owner find the most economical transport method at his/her own expense.