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In Pictures: 12 microcars sell for more than $100,000 each

RM Auctions' sale of the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum contents generated more than $9.1-million

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1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 "Tiger" - $322,000. Boasts a top speed of 78 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration of 28 seconds.

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1951 Reyonnah - $184,000. In post-war France, the cyclecar was taken seriously. When parked, its front wheels could be folder under to conserve space. The name is the entrepreneur/creator's last name - Robert Hannoyer - reversed.

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1955 Inter 175A Berline - $161,000. At the 1953 Paris Salon where it first premiered, it was presented as a practical cross between a nimble scooter and a car with protection from the elements.

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1959 Goggomobil Tl-400 Transporter pickup - $138,000. The German postal service was the biggest customer for this little van, but they were also used as service and delivery vehicles.

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1963 Goggomobil Tl-250 Transporter - $132,250. This useful little "mailbox on wheels" had a maximum cargo capacity of 550 pounds. Sliding doors were convenient for a driver making frequent deliveries.

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1955 Fuji Cabin - $126,500. This two-seater coupe on three wheels was first shown at the 1955 Tokyo Motor Show. The engine has a reverse gear, unusual for a scooter-powered microcar.

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1964 Peel P50 - $120,750. The world’s smallest production car, it tripled its pre-sale estimate. Jeremy Clarkson once drove one into the BBC studios during an episode of his show Top Gear.

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1957 Messerschmitt KR 201 Roadster - $103,500. In England, this roadster was only available in "Signal Red." It was also offered in white in Germany.

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1966 Peel Trident - $103, 500. This two-seater three-wheeled car was Peel's second production model. It is thought that fewer than 100 were made. This is one of the last six, which were all fitted with 98-cc motors and automatic belt transmissions out of the Triumph Tina scooter.

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1957 Jurisch Motoplan Prototype - $103,500. Just three of these single-seat vehicles were built. Creator Carl Jurisch was a talented German engineer and famous motorcycle racer.

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