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Jack’s Toy Is a BMW Isetta

June 26, 2013
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Mark Newton
Mark Newton

Hi everyone and I hope Jack reads this, I loved this story and jacks great success to recover his Isetta.
I have 1957 blue Isetta made in England, which I restored, after importing it from New Zealand , I love it.
Would like to made contact with Jack if possible.
Happy bubbling

RON JOHNSON
RON JOHNSON
When I was in my 20’s I purchased a 1957 Isetta 300. The fellow who had owned the car was a sign painter in San Dimas, California. He had passed away in a house fire. I tracked down his father who sold the car to me for $75. It was not running at the time and I rented a U-Hual trailer and I and two of my friends carried the car into the trailer. I Pomona, California there was a BMW motorcycle dealer. I took the cylinder head to them and they were able to repair the head. I got… Read more ยป
Andrew TheBoss
Andrew TheBoss

Just to rmemeber.
Isetta was an Italian car built under licence by BMW and other coach builder.
Full story on wiki. ๐Ÿ™‚

ElGato
ElGato

Nevermind… watching is fundamental… ๐Ÿ˜‰

ElGato
ElGato

Question for the group – He says he bought it new in ’57. Totally believable, no problem. I’m wondering about the license plate, though. Back in ’57, it would have been a California Black plate or Yellow plate, right? Why does it have a new 6-series modern white plate? I’m struggling to think of why it changed, if he’s the same owner this whole time.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

I remember asking the same question when I was filming and Jack had an answer that I have forgotten. I will ask him.

ElGato
ElGato

Thanks, but it’s not really necessary. There’s a photo in there that shows it had a yellow plate at one point. I’m guessing it was off the road for such a stretch of time that the registration elapsed, and a new plate had to be issued, at/before Jack bought it back.

protean
protean

What a great bloke.

Simon Creasey
Simon Creasey

Beautiful story and video ๐Ÿ™‚

Alex Daniel
Alex Daniel

Love stories like this.

Nar
Nar

Such an awesome story! One of my favourite videos for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

azntaiji
azntaiji

Wow, what a great story, and great car!

matthew wiseman
matthew wiseman

i think I’ve talked to him before at SoCal Vintage last year, he’s a very nice man with a car that looks better in person

Johannes Roussel
Johannes Roussel

Great story and great car. An Isetta would be my second choice after a Messerschmitt…

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