1955 BMW Isetta is an Egg-Shaped Mini Micro Car with windows that look like bubbles, therefore the name, ‘Bubble-Car’. Isetta is very apt for this little mini car.
1955 BMW Isetta 250
The 1955 BMW Isetta 3 wheel automobile is an Italian designed microcar that was made under license in a number of countries.
It was made in Spain, Argentina, France, Belgium, Germany Brazil, and the UK just to name a few.
Due to its bubble-shaped windows, it has become to be known as the bubble car. Other similar cars have also adopted the name.
The 1955 BMW Isetta (Wikipedia) was the world’s first mass-produced car that reached fuel consumption of 3 L/100.
With its amazing 78 MPG ratio, it would be a dream car to own with today’s gas prices.
It also has the fame of being the World’s Top-Selling Single Cylinder car as 161,728 units were sold.
It was first made by the Italian firm Iso SpA. “ISO” in Italian means little the name Isetta was very apt for this little mini car.
The Isetta is an Egg-Shaped Mini Micro Car with windows that look like bubbles, therefore the name, ‘Bubble-Car’.
1955 Isetta Unique Feature
Funny enough the Isetta came with a very unique feature, in order to enter the vehicle there is a single door that is in front of the vehicle.
This feature would make it very difficult to get out in case of a front end collision.
Due to the recent World War of the time, there was a shortage of raw materials, so a small mini car made sense in those days.
Another thing to consider is that with today’s gas prices, it makes sense today as well.
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