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BMW Isetta with an EA81

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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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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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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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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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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

http://homepage.sunrise.ch/mysunrise/oliver.meier/bubblecar/en/custom3.html

 

DB

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