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Cars > Challenges > “Little Big Car” Vs “Bubba Smurph”

 

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M–33

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Smurphette

F–38

 

1960 microcar v

“Little Big Car”

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS

“Bubba Smurph”

 
Photo of: 1960 microcar v

No longer owned

Photo of: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle
 

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About “Little Big Car”

my boy ron got it now in nj now SandMan over at Motorpasión liked the Fiat 600 we posted last week, and was reminded of another hot microcar, a 1960 Vespa prostreet rod. This one isn’t in Argentina, though–it’s owned by Ron Mule in Trenton, New Jersey Now, this is not an unknown car–there was a photo in the October 2006 Street Rodder, and it’s the cover car of the Goodguys Goodtimes August 2005 issue (although they’re off on the year…by four years). What’s new is that it’s for sale.Ron offerered it online last month, and it didn’t even make his reserve at $80,000.

About “Bubba Smurph”

I like my "Real" Beetle, Papa Smurph, so I wanted to see if the new one would work as my daily car. Well, it does. I like it and my kids like it. (My husband says he's embarassed to be seen driving it.....) It has peppy performance, handles well, and gets good gas mileage. It can also carry a week's worth of groceries, something Papa could never do!

 

Specs for “Little Big Car”

miles is 600 tat is it

Specs for “Bubba Smurph”

Inline 4 cylinder/5-speed manual transaxle (The engine and transaxle are at the wrong end of the car!)
0-60 - Pretty quick
1/4 mile - Faster than my '69 Beetle!
Top Speed - Faster than I want to go!

 

Factory Options for “Little Big Car”

hill no

Factory Options for “Bubba Smurph”

Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Sunroof, AM/FM/CD (with a 6-disk CD changer in the trunk), Leather Upholstery, Aluminum Wheels

 

Mods for “Little Big Car”

While he hasn’t taken it down the 1/4-mile (and with a 70-inch wheelbase, we don’t really blame him), it does run. Power is via 540 blown bowtie cubes, with a TH400 and 9-inch rearend. Ron says it’s streetable, and has about 600 miles on it. Just exactly what you want when you pull up next to the Metronator at a stoplight

Mods for “Bubba Smurph”

Nothing - I like my car just the way it is.

 

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