I’ve noticed this car outside of my warehouse here in Southern California a few times, but never managed to sneak a picture of it, until now. Well, sort of... I got caught by the angry German mechanic whom I share this lot with, as you’ll see in the last picture I snapped. There’s typically a myriad of air-cooled beetle’s, VW buses, and Karmann Ghia’s parked in and around the building, with the occasional MG and (very) rarely a sweet Lotus Seven, all of which I could easily identify. However, something I’ve seen here has me stumped.

What is this thing?

It looks somewhat like a Beetle, but it’s relatively smaller. Inside, there’s a red leather interior with a white dashboard, and a huge thin steering wheel straight out of the 1950’s. The thing that struck me most about it though, was the doors. I’ve never seen doors like this on a car before. The driver and front passenger doors are suicide, while the rear passenger’s are normal. How does this even work?

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The size of the car is also worth mentioning. Here it is, parked in front of a lovely MGB GT, and it’s hardly any taller, and definitely shorter in length. It’s also clearly rear-engined. Could this thing be Beetle based, or related?

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Help me out here Jalopnik.