This funny-looking, egg-shaped little car with its single-cylinder, 200 cc JLO two-stroke engine was effectively a Dutch product.
It was basically a German Fuldamobil, built under licence in the mid-1950s by the conveyance manufacturer Alweco in Veghel, Holland, and named the ‘Bambino’. Other countries such as Chile, Greece, England and India also built the Fuldamobil under licence.
The Bambino enjoyed only limited success in the Netherlands. A four-wheeled version, the Sport, was introduced in 1957. It goes without saying that this considerably underpowered two-seater was not a credit to its model name and vanished as quickly as it appeared.