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Old Dec 27, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Spotted this BMW Isetta 300 from the 1950s on our way to breakfast in Downtown HB on Christmas morning. Drew lots of admiring stares.
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As many of you may know, you enter from the front of the vehicle.
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 10:36 AM   #4
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While visiting a BMW plant and museum in Greenville, South Carolina, I saw several of these -- including a couple with matching camper trailers attached.
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Nice photos of a rarely seen car. There was one around town awhile back...had the BMW single cylinder motorcycle engine...the 300cc, I believe.
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I had a 1957 ''300" in1958. It had the small luggage rack in the back to which I mounted a rig I built which consisted of a bracket, 4 rpm timer motor, and a silver painted plywood key about 18 inches across and shaped like one you would find on a windup toy. The motor would run whenever the ignition was switched on. Most individuals sharing the road with me found my Isetta to be quite amusing. I just wish I had taken a picture of the thing.
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Closest thing I had to it was a Nash Metropolitan. Streets, I didn't take a picture of mine either.
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Looks like the prototype to today's Smart Car!
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Erkel used to drive one didn't he?
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Erkel used to drive one didn't he?

He did.
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