What the hell is this? I wish I had stopped and asked the guy what you call this thing. All I know is that itâ€™s AWESOME. I saw it on the way to the coffee shop with my boss this afternoon and luckily I had my camera with me. The sign taped to the window says that itâ€™s not for sale and to please not touch it. If it was just sitting there with no driver I would have wanted to touch it, too!
After seeing the above photo my co-worker Anne found out (with some help, she admits) that this is called a Messerschmitt, a German car made in the late 1950s. She said there are only 21 of these babies left. Hereâ€™s a link she sent with more information from the MicroCar Museum.
(This photo was originally posted only as a “Daily Photo,” but I felt its coolness factor deserved a permanent post all its own. The larger image can be viewed in my Flickr photostream.)