My Car Quest

May 27, 2018

Iso Isetta: The Big Little Car

by Mike - The Isetta is physically a small car but as an idea and a design concept it had a big impact on the automobile industry. Conceived and developed by the Italian motor scooter and motorcycle company, Iso, it was a brilliant idea whose … [Read more...]

Iso Isetta – The Mille Miglia Race Car

by Mike - Iso was a manufacturer of scooters after World war II so naturally the first version of the Isetta had a one cylinder scooter engine, although this engine used the Iso internal twin-piston design. After World War II cheap … [Read more...]

All Three BMW Isettas Sold At The Gooding Auction At Amelia Island

by Mike - There are six BMW Isettas for sale at auctions in Florida in March. Here are the results for the three Gooding Isettas sold today (sales price includes the buyers commission). 1956 BMW Isetta 300 - Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000 … [Read more...]

If You Want A BMW Isetta Go To Florida In March

by Mike - As I was scanning the collector cars coming up for auction in Florida in March I was struck by how many BMW Isettas are being offered. There are six by my count. Gooding has three (at Amelia Island March 7), RM has one (at Amelia … [Read more...]

The Isetta – A Brilliant Design By Iso – Produced And Sold Brilliantly By BMW

by Mike - I love this old BMW Isetta video advertisement. Even though I cannot understand one word because it is in German I get the message loud and clear; the Isetta was a practical and affordable family car. Watch this BMW Isetta … [Read more...]

Piero Rivolta, Marella Rivolta Zagato and the Iso Isetta at Zagato – A Video

by Mike - In April 2013 a few lucky Iso & Bizzarrini enthusiasts were able to participate in the Iso & Bizzarrini Extravaganza (these are my words). On the first full day in Italy we went to the Zagato facility hosted by Andrea Zagato and … [Read more...]

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