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Old 06-20-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:11 AM   #2
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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Hey trip down memory lane, I dated a guy who had an Isetta back in the early 1970s.... fun little car, just couldn't pull too close to something in the front, or we couldn't get the front door open to get out!
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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Hey trip down memory lane, I dated a guy who had an Isetta back in the early 1970s.... fun little car, just couldn't pull too close to something in the front, or we couldn't get the front door open to get out!
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:15 PM   #5
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Isetta's don't have back seats.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:14 AM   #6
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Ah yes the Isetta. You had to be very careful where and how you parked. People like to park as close they can get to the front of them. The Isetta owner couldn't get in until the other car moved.


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Old 06-21-2008, 09:30 AM   #7
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The Isetta has Italian origins, tho it was made in many countries.

Many folks just assume that anyway .... due to the Name. It sounds Italian. It had many "first names", based on the country of origin and the manufacturer.

The first full name was Iso Isetta.

Actually, that name is ENGLISH. The designer spoke broken English (You have to when you work in "High Tech".. even then...)

When he was on his way to the naming meeting, he drove the prototype. He stopped for a pack of smokes. When he came out of the market, he couldn't move because someone parked too close and he could not get into his car!

When he FINALLY was able to move, he hurried to the meeting. When grilled about his tardiness, he said:

"I wenna to buya pack smokesa. I camea outta da market.. I no movea! Tooa closea, thata car in fronna me wasa.

.......... Iso Isetta fora longa timea!







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Old 06-21-2008, 07:07 PM   #9
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I always thought they were just newly hatched Beemers.
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #10
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The Isetta has Italian origins, tho it was made in many countries.

Many folks just assume that anyway .... due to the Name. It sounds Italian. It had many "first names", based on the country of origin and the manufacturer.

The first full name was Iso Isetta.

Actually, that name is ENGLISH. The designer spoke broken English (You have to when you work in "High Tech".. even then...)

When he was on his way to the naming meeting, he drove the prototype. He stopped for a pack of smokes. When he came out of the market, he couldn't move because someone parked too close and he could not get into his car!

When he FINALLY was able to move, he hurried to the meeting. When grilled about his tardiness, he said:

"I wenna to buya pack smokesa. I camea outta da market.. I no movea! Tooa closea, thata car in fronna me wasa.

.......... Iso Isetta fora longa timea!







Thank you, thank you.. try the veal...

I'll be in my room until Tuesday!


Ahhh. OK, but it wasn't English. It was German. Isetta was made by BMW. Itsa itty bitty beamer.
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:23 PM   #11
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the part about them being made in many places in my joke above is actually true. They are an Italian design and they were originally manufactured in Milan.

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Old 06-21-2008, 09:41 PM   #12
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Howza bout One of these for a 5th wheel?

Or, would that be a ... 4th wheel?
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:42 AM   #13
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Isetta's were always being moved by four schoolkids picking it up and placing on the sidewalk or some rediculus spot.
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I saw a VW Beetle chassis converted to house a motorcycle. Looked very much like these. The bug front seat was used and it was operated via stick. Now, I know where he got his inspiration. He said the conversion cost somewhere in the 40K range.
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