Friday, November 19, 2010

10 Guys 1 Isetta

Photo Credit - George Rogers

These photos were taken in 1960 in Ontario, Canada. The guys in these photos look like they're having a lot of fun, but I sure feel sorry for this poor Brighton built Isetta. It couldn't have been much more than 3 years old in these photos. For the full story and more photos visit:

British Isetta Brochures

Under license from BMW, Isetta of Great Britain began producing Isettas (the sliding-window variety) at Brighton in 1957 with selected British parts. The Isetta was initially not popular in Great Britain until a three-wheeled version was introduced. The three-wheeled version was taxed at a much lower rate than the four-wheeled version. Isetta of Great Britain continued to produce four-wheeled Isettas, but only for export to Canada, New Zealand, and Australia

I've never seen any reference to Isetta's without a clutch pedal until I came across this Smiths Selectroshift brochure. I'd be interested to know if anybody drives one of these British Selectroshift Isetta's.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Preis Liste 1956

German price list for the 1957 models