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bubble car

(in Britain, formerly) a small car, often having three wheels, with a transparent bubble-shaped top
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His garage must be bigger than most homes, containing as it does assorted F1 cars, American classics, bubble cars, a newly-restored Ford Mustang and assorted oddities.
But there were also popular bubble cars, which didn't occupy much space and ran economically on small engines.
Adam, of Eastern Green, Coventry, has been passionate about bubble cars since he was a boy and has now had a book published on the history and idiosyncrasies of the odd-looking cars.
The Peel Trident - one of only a handful of bubble cars built on the Isle of Man from 1965-6 - was first registered to an owner in Middlesbrough in 1965.
With petrol in short supply, the roads had already seen energy-saving bubble cars from Germany.
God damn these bloody awful bubble cars," Sir Leonard Lord, head of the British Motor Corporation, was reported as telling Issigonis.
This book celebrates little cars - from the cycle cars of the early 1920s and the bubble cars of the post-war era to the Smart.
But the popularity of bubble cars in the 1950s reunited the two men in the desire to produce a small, comfortable four-wheeler.
They packed many of their bubble cars into the parking spaces outside the Kirkgate museum.
I think that in the future there will be bubble cars which travel over the sea.
Those of us old enough to remember Trojan bubble cars might be interested to know that they were built by the same company responsible for McLaren racing cars.
Designed by engineer Sir Alec Issigonis, who also worked on the Morris Minor, the Mini was intended as a fuel-economic rival to German bubble cars in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis.