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1961 Isetta 300 (British)

Isetta of Great Britain built a wide variety of styles of Isetta:
4 wheel left hand drive
4 wheel right hand drive
3 wheel left hand drive
3 wheel right hand drive

With the commonality of major components between German and English built Isettas, it was perhaps inevitable that the commercial version would eventually emerge from the Brighton works.

The RAC used a small fleet until they were ousted in favour of Austin A35 and Mini Vans.

The absence of bumpers identifies this as a standard model. Whether it was used for deliveries or merely as an advertisement is not known.

Rear load space could carry 165 lbs.

This is the only known surviving Factory Built BMW Isetta Pickup

Manufacturer: Isetta of Great Britain Ltd., Brighton England

Model: 300 Motor: BMW, 4-stroke Body: Steel
Years Built: 1957-1960 No. Cylinders: 1 Chassis: Tube
No. Produced: few Displacement: 295cc Suspension Front: Coil
No. Surviving: 1 Horsepower: 13 Suspension Rear: Leaf
Length: 7' 10" Gearbox: 4 rev Steering: Rack & Pinion
Width: 4' 8" Starter: Dynastart Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 784 lbs. Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.80 x 10"
Interior: Bench Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 53 mph

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