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Old 11-08-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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Beep! Beep! I bought An Isetta

1956 Isetta 250 "Bubble Car" European Model
Just picked it up a week or so ago. Scored in a garage from a lady in Riverside,CA. It was her Great Great Grandfathers.
Going to do a FULL restore.


Anyone on here have an Isetta?

















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Old 11-08-2018, 02:01 PM   #2
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That is super awesome!! Good looking car in what looks to be pretty good condition.

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Old 11-08-2018, 05:07 PM   #3
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god bless r3v for being weird. This is gonna be sweet lol.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:12 PM   #4
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So cool! I barely ever see those around. I think I saw one in the last 10 years, except for the ones in the BMW museum.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:08 PM   #5
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good candidate for a m20 boost swap lol
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:08 PM   #6
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god bless r3v for being weird. This is gonna be sweet lol.


We are not weird.
Eccentric maybe, but not weird....If you want weird you should check out the RWD Volvo crowd.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:24 PM   #7
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Very nice
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:37 PM   #8
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We are not weird.
Eccentric maybe, but not weird....If you want weird you should check out the RWD Volvo crowd.
hahaha this is true. Volvo guys are weird for sure. I have a friend who is in grad school for car design and hes a volvo guy. Definitely wears the weird guy crown lol.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:07 PM   #9
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Hey thanks everyone! Already yanked the engine and trans out and sent to get rebuilt. Next is the body comes off and the frame goes to powder coat.
Not going to be a cheap restoration job but the end results will be worth every penny.
Just saying that back window, the “bubble” is around $3,500 if it breaks when it gets taken out and that’s if I can find one. Mine is plexiglass before the company even started making them out of glass. Kinda freaked a bit on that...
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:22 PM   #10
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Fuck yeah! Always had a soft spot for these weird things. Love it.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:37 AM   #11
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That's awesome! Gotta love the little blobs.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:47 AM   #12
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It's the first i3.

I've always wanted to see an Isetta in real life. Guy was selling one here in UT for 35k.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:58 AM   #13
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Does it have like a scooter engine and transmission in the back?


And hey, I resemble those Volvo comments!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:06 AM   #14
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Does it have like a scooter engine and transmission in the back?


And hey, I resemble those Volvo comments!!

Here is the motor and trans attached.





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Old 11-09-2018, 10:07 AM   #15
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Awesome! On first sight it looks like it's in pretty good shape.
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