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A rare micro-car measuring just 3ft wide has sold for a huge fee of £46,000.<br />
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The blue Brütsch Mopetta dates back to 1953 and is one of only 14 models to be built - although it is now believed less than five survive.<br />
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The car is just 5ft 9.5in long and has a top speed of only 30mph. One year, it is also alleged to have completed the slowest lap time round the circuit at the Goodwood Revival.<br />
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It has three wheels, no roof and a 2-stroke, 50cc engine which is on full show next to one of the two rear wheels. There is room for a single driver who controls the car using a pair of handle bars, rather than a steering wheel.<br />
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There are a few scuffs and a small amount of rust on the bodywork but overall the Mopetta is in good condition and still runs as it should.<br />
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The market for microcars has grown in recent years following the cult following gained by more mass-produced models such as the Peel p50, and the BMW Isetta - better known as 'the bubble car'.