Return of Another Cult Car

28 Nov

BMW Isetta?

Meet the 2011 BMW Isetta:

5 Responses to “Return of Another Cult Car”

  1. Eric P. November 29, 2007 at 9:28 am #

    Didn’t the Orange car run the Tire Shop with Luigi in the movie ‘Cars’?.
    BTW, is that a 3 wheeler? It’d probably be fun to drive, like a zero-turn bumper car.

  2. hank November 29, 2007 at 10:14 am #

    Yep–its a 3 wheeler.
    There are no doors–the front of the car opens up (and the steering column disconnects from it) to seat you in the car.

    I also believe it has a small air cooled engine running it. It’s a favorite of the “Corvair Crowd”, but due to the expense of the ones currently available, (I’ve seen fully restored ones in Hemmings for 40K and up) , you don’t see too many in the streets. The originals had the 3rd wheel in the rear.

    Unlike GM (SSR–HHR), Ford (T-Bird) and Chrysler (Airflow–merely a reskinned POS Neon), BMW apparently KNOWS how to build a retro-car.

  3. Mike Miller November 29, 2007 at 10:52 am #

    It was also the “Urkel” car… I have a Corgi model from the mid ’60’s of the Isetta. They also referred to it as the “bubble car”.

  4. Games Car December 5, 2008 at 11:29 pm #

    What Kinda of Car do you drive?

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