1959 Mikrus MR 300.
In the fall of 1956 work started on two prototypes of an economy/family car. They were completed in 1957 and, with slight changes, an experimental sieries of 17 followed. In 1958, after extensive testing, 100 of these were constructed in pre-production form and distributed among the public for evaluation purposes.
From late 1958 to 1960 a total of 1728 of the minicars, virtually unmodified from the evaluation version, were produced under the name MR-300 "Mikrus" by WSK (Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego - translating to Transport Equipment Plant or Communications Plant).
This manufacturer, located in the towns of Mielec and Rzeszow in Poland, was (and still is) actually a division of the aeroplane company PZL (Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze - translating to Polish Aeronautical Works) and exists to this day. The Rzeszow team was responsible for engine design, while the Mielec team developed the rest of automobile.
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