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1957 “Ultimate Driveing Machine”….. Really!!!

*Featured: “Old Things Are Vintage” – May 19, 2013
*Featured: “Old Farts of Redbubble” – January 9, 2014

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 1 year ago

    Great title and capture John, a nice Sunday drive car hehe.

  • Thanks for your comment and favorite! The original “Smart Car”???

    – John Schneider

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoabout 1 year ago

    Great car, catch and title! I wonder what these are like to drive…

  • Thanks, Bill! I seem to think that the rear wheels are the turning wheels, but not sure. Don’t think you have minor accidents with this vehicle!

    – John Schneider

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfabout 1 year ago

    I have always said. The Museum should park a Smart car next to it. Well taken John.

  • Thanks, Paul Since I saw one at the NY Intl Auto Show in 1957, first impressions being lasting ones, my “Ultimate Driving Machine”

    – John Schneider

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so very much for this feature, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • John Sharp
    John Sharpabout 1 year ago

    Great shot John. They don’t make them like they used to…but they seem to be making them this small again!

  • John, thank you for your comment and favorite… both very much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...about 1 year ago

    Brilliant Work !

  • Appreciate the compliment!

    – John Schneider

  • Yampimon
    Yampimonabout 1 year ago

    I’ve got an Isetta (and yes it is a Red Bubble!!) it’s 52 years old and still going strong, 0 to 60 in…… ok it only does 56. The front wheels do the steering and it drives just like a ‘normal car’ and it can also be parked nose to the curb so you step out of the door straight on to the pavement (sidewalk) due to having the door at the front.
    There are so many myths about this little car, when I attend a classic car show I hear them all, the favourite being how a man died in one because he parked it in his garage too close to the back wall and couldn’t get out and couldn’t back because there is no reverse gear. When I hear this one I sometimes start up the car engage reverse and back up a couple of feet or simply open the sun roof, which they all had.
    With the recent interest in retro style comebacks, Fiat 500, VW Beetle etc. and the move to smaller city cars I have heard BMW have been working on a new age Isetta to get in on this market, whether it will ever go into production remains to be seen. It’s certainly my Ultimate Driving Machine.

  • Thank you so much for this terrific educational, interesting comment…. truly very much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 1 year ago

    uauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu i love it !

  • Thanks for this terrific comment and favorite… Both appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder7 months ago

    09/01/2014

  • Thank you so very much for this recognition and honor, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Thad Zajdowicz
    Thad Zajdowicz7 months ago

    Cool! I remember these!

  • Thank you for your comment and favorite…. Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

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