Zoe Zipper

1984 Zoe Zipper

Offered by RM Auctions | Hershey, Pennsylvania | October 9-10, 2014

Photo - RM Auctions

Photo – RM Auctions

We’ve featured our fair share of microcars around this place, but here’s one we haven’t captured yet: the Zoe Zipper. Zoe Motors was a start-up from California that got into the microcar game in the early 1980s.

The Zipper is the product they are remembered for. The car was actually manufactured by Mitsuoka in Japan and went on sale in the U.S. in 1983. It uses a 49cc single-cylinder Honda scooter engine that put out all of five horsepower. They are registered as motorcycles for road use.

The price when new for a hardtop model (this is a convertible) was $3,785 – but it only had one seat. It was not a commercial success, as it is thought that as few as 50 of these actually sold in the U.S. – with only a handful left. This is your chance to get one! The estimate is only $5,000-$10,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.

Update: Sold $13,200.