During the 1950’s the Argentinian Government encouraged car companies from around the world to manufacture their cars in Argentina. Few courageously dreamed to produce their own car individual to Argentina. However, with homegrown tenacity and perseverance, the Dinarg team conceived and created the Dinarg D-200 Corto and its longer variant the Dinarg D-200 Largo, adding to the legacy and history of wonderful and amazing Microcars.
Dinarg corporation name was derived from Dinámica Industrial Argentina and was founded in 1959 by industrialists and engineers. The engineers were José Fuad Elaskar (company President), Meliton González del Solar, Gilberto Anastasio Lamarque, Enrique Rodríguez Pardiña, Walter Ricardo Santa Cruz and Roberto Antonio Suárez. As with most microcars, the utilitarian ideal was to manufacture a low-cost small car that would be inexpensive to buy, cheap to run and be embraced by the public with good sales.
The Dinarg D-200 Corto was a 2-door, 2-4-seater microcar sedan designed and developed wholly in Argentina. Conceived in 1959 with 3 prototypes completed by 1960, it was extensively road tested over 100,000 kms before production. It was manufactured in Cordoba, Argentina from 1961 – 1962, and 257 cars were produced.
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