Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Mega Tjaffer Playmobil – The Legomobile Of Cars

The Citroen Mehari set the standard for plastic-bodied cars that could be converted into various configurations. By the mid nineties, it had become a an old-timer, so Aixam, a builder of ultra-light cars in France decided to create something of an update on the idea. The result was the Mega Tjaffer, and Corey Behrens caught this one in Amsterdam, still sporting the front portion of its removable roof.

Here’s a picture from the web of one fully buttoned up. These were based on the Citroen AX, and a 4×4 version was available.

Before we go back to our featured car, here’s one with as much of its body parts removed as possible.

I’m not sure if the “Playmobil” on this one’s front end is original or added, but it’s certainly mission-appropriate.

Typical Amsterdam street scene, although these are not common. Only some 150 were sold in The Netherlands, between 1995 and 1998, when production ceased.

Presumably that’s an enclosed trunk, as I doubt it’s an aerodynamic fairing behind the seats.

If you want to be seen, including your legs, this is the way to go.