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1957 BMW Isetta Sliding Window Model

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About Isetta

The Iso Isetta looks like a cross between a refrigerator and scooter, which may be the reason it caused such a commotion upon its launch in 1953. The micro-mini automobile is only 4.5 feet wide and 7.5 feet long, with a canvas sunroof. The single door nearly covers the entire front, and it swings out to allow access to seating, carrying with it the instrument panel and steering wheel. Although it looks like the perfect car for one, the bench seat accommodates two people in relative comfort. The Isetta is the ideal vehicle if you want to take it slow, reaching 31 mph in a languorous 30 seconds and topping out at a speed of just 47 mph. Execs at BMW loved the vehicle so much that the company got a license to produce Isettas in 1954. The BMW Isetta keeps the majority of the original Iso design, but it is more reliable, with a 1-cylinder, 247 cc motorcycle engine. The BMW Isetta 300 from 1956 has long sliding windows instead of the curvy, bubble versions on earlier models. If you want to own one of these fun cars, then browse the listings on eBay for cute pod-like vehicles that can take you anywhere, provided you do not need to get there fast.