Isetta 300

This is a 1-cylinder Italian microcar built by BMW that got 94 miles per gallon in the ’50s. There were a lot of them in Germany when I was stationed there in the USAF in the late ’50s. This one was being refurbished by Ricky J in Prineville, Oregon, when I was there for the eclipse last month. Ricky has a fleet of old cars that he’s restoring, each one a gem by the time he’s through..

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Isetta 300

  1. CK says:

    If you like this sort of thing, Lloyd, I have quite a few photos from the micro-mini car show that periodically shows up at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Mass. I have a tiny Isetta model that has pride of place in my piano top Christmas Village.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/charlottekeys/albums/72157646359364998

  2. Lloyd Kahn says:

    CK, Can I refer people to this website? Is there a link to more of these cars?

  3. CK says:

    Of course you can refer people to it–I don't have any more pictures from that show but there are some earlier in my Flickr stream. I'll have to find them, and then I'll send you a link to those. Glad you like them!

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