Isetta BMW?


isetta_vrt.jpgIt’s a BMW alright, a 1957 BMW Isetta 300, a 13 horsepower, 60 mpg 2-seater that beat the Smart Car to market by half a century. We spotted this small marvel outside Parkside Grill in Portola Valley (as did virtually everyone else who was headed in for dinner).

Owners Rick White and Jan Sterling took their newly restored baby up to Alice’s restaurant, high atop Skyline ridge recently, and reported the little car made its way just fine up steep, tortuous La Honda Road, though a BMW mechanic on scene gave them some advice that has seen the 1-cylinder car run rather more powerfully since. We recently photographed a Corbin Sparrow, a modern electric forerunner…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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One Response to Isetta BMW?

  1. Michael Jahn says:

    what a sweet answer for today’s question.

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