In the post-World War II years, motorcycles provided a common source of transportation for many, but were less than ideal in the rainy United Kingdom climate. Thus the microcar was born in Britain, offering better protection from inclement weather and still only requiring a motorcycle license to drive. The cars caught on in Europe, too, where the microcar’s greater fuel efficiency satisfied a demand for more affordable personalized transport. The heyday of the microcar was in the 1950s, with production markedly decreasing by the end of that decade. As the gallery below shows, there was a melting pot of minicars at the 2021 Scottsdale Auction, including a Japanese Mitsubishi Minica, an English-built Reliant Bond Bug, German BMW Isettas and a unique Fuldamobil, Italian Fiat 500s, and, from America, a Taylor-Dunn Trident convertible, as well as a pair of Nash Metropolitans and a Crosley Super Station Wagon (the latter two considered more as “subcompact” cars than microcars).