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BMW Isetta with an EA81

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#1 SakoTGrimes


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Posted 20 July 2005 - 07:49 PM


It has an engine from a "1980 Subaru" I assumed it was an EA81. Who knew you could put a flat four in a car disigned for a 20 something horse single cylinder? It was probably pretty fast when it ran.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 08:18 PM

isn't that the car Steve Urkel had in Family Matters? That's a bad arse car..
I thought the Isettas only had three wheels, but I guess I was wrong :-P

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:37 PM

Talk about strapping yourself to a motor. thats crazy, now it needs a turboed ez30r :D

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:02 AM

man that thing would haul! that would be so cool to have a isetta.:)

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:47 PM

Looks like a ea71 based only on the valve cover color. Either way, what a rocket that little beast would be.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:59 PM

izettas did only have 3 wheels and yes, steve urkel had one lol

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 12:30 AM

Isettas had 4 wheels, the back two were just really close together.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 11:57 AM

WOW that would be a scary ride! :dead:

I WANT IT!:lol:

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:37 PM

Those things are cool. It doesn't look like a Beemer as we know it, and that's why it's such a novelty. However, since the door is actually the whole front of the car, that's an extreme safety hazard. If you have a head-on collision, you're SOL. The stock Isettas don't have much get-up, but if it has an EA, that'll provide some extra oomph. :burnout:

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 04:49 PM

The best safety equiptment on an old *Bimmer are your feet and hands

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 08:15 AM

Back in the 70's my dad brought home an Isetta body and chassis which he proceeded to turn into an electric car. I got to drive the chassis in some parking lots before the body was installed. Not very fast but very quiet.

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:37 AM

Isetta's were manufactured under license from BMW in several countries.

For the record, Isettas were available in three and four wheel configurations depending on where they were manufactured. You would see a lot of three wheelers in places like the UK where the "road tax" was excessively high for four wheeled vehicles.

Love the mid engine set-up on this one though!

Here's a few more fun Isettas


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