Germans in the 1950s weren't concerned with having "the ultimate driving machine," they were just happy not to be walking or pedaling. via BusinessWeek
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#1 Apr 28, 2007
I love the BMW beetles =]]
“Let's get the show on the road”
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#2 Apr 28, 2007
The Isetta was a neat little car. It was powered by BMW motorcycle engines and could be one or two cylinder. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a carpet salesman come over in an Isetta to show carpet samples. It was the first one I had ever seen, and it intrigued my 6 year old mind. I asked him to give me a ride in it, and he did. I remember it was noisy, and it was VERY odd to get in from the front. The steering wheel stalk was tethered to the door and flipped forward when the door was open! It was red, and was brand new. I probably have only seen 4 or 5 other ones since.
#3 Aug 6, 2010
BMW doesn't make Beetles. I think outafocus' comment above about the BMW Isetta is a good example of a BMW that is somewhat similar to the Volkswagen Beetle... but still, it's no Beetle!
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