Archive for 2011

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina for sale – Craigslist NC

Monday, June 6th, 2011

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina for sale $3500
located near Greeneville SC

http://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/2422317495.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Zündapp Janus in CARS 2 -on the turntable

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Pixar put all the characters in CARS 2 on a turntable so you can see them from all sides.
This is the 1958 Zündapp Janus that appears as “Professor Z”
The Janus is sort of like the BMW Isetta, but it has a door that opens at the front AND the back.
It looks the same coming or going. Hence the name of the Roman God: JANUS
The green/green color scheme is actually a period-correct one and would be found on an original car.

 

Tip of the hat to Mark Hatten for finding this!

Underarm Isetta?

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Why does this pitcher have an Isetta under his arm?

This came from an actual advertisement. What was being advertised?

1970 Subaru 360 pickup for sale – Craigslist CA

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

1970 Subaru 360 Pickup for sale $1900
located in SF Bay area

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2416024151.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

super rare BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist FL

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $45,000
located in Spring Hill FL

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/clt/2400800946.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

This seller actually has PROOF that this is a BMW Isetta, they sent the ID number to BMW and got confirmation that it is actually a 1957 BMW Isetta.

What really makes this car stand out is the configuration of the rear wheels and the type of engine that powers it. As previously mentioned in the eBay listing for this car that you can still see HERE, this car used to be a very very rare 1954 model.  The seller verified this because they “knew” someone else in the US that also had a 1954 model Isetta.  Also- “someone” from the BMW Museum in Munich stopped by to look at the car and confirmed that they did indeed have a rare beast. Never mind that the body was from 1957, this car had the PROTOTYPE ENGINE installed! Yes, prototype.  And that engine was a 2 cylinder engine. Additional photos sent by the seller show that the engine is stamped OMC.

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Yes, that’s right, BMW had the Outboard Marine Corporation of Waukegan IL put a 2 cylinder engine in their early BMW Isettas.  It must be true because the seller said so!  This car is also advertised as completely restored.  You will not find a finer example of a BMW Isetta with a rare rare rare OMC outboard motor installed.

If that is what you are looking for, this is the car for you.

 

 

 

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This engine is so powerful, they had to loosen one of the sprockets and remove the chain while sits because you never know when it will just take off and tear up the road.

These engine photos show the incredible attention to detail that was put into the restoration of this historic vehicle.

This is truely an amazing story.

Please don’t bother this seller with any questions, they only have time for serious buyers.

NSU Prinz for sale – Craigslist CA

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

NSU Prinz for sale $10,000
located in Clairmont CA
“priced for quick sale”  seriously?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/2412980737.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1966 Fiat 500 Giardiniera for sale – Craigslist NJ

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

1966 Fiat 500 Giardiniera for sale $12,000
price reduced! now $8500!
located in Bergen County NJ

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/2629998583.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

2 more BMW Isettas for sale – Craigslist PA, CA

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Two BMW Isettas for sale on Craigslist
Click pics to go to the listing,
if you get nothing, the listing has expired or the car is sold or something.

1956 BMW Isetta original paint located in Franklin Park PA $10,500

1957 BMW Isetta located in Yucaipa CA $2500 OBO

1958 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist CA

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

1958 BMW Isetta for sale $23,500
located in Monterey CA

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ctd/2408148534.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1958 BMW 600 for sale – Craigslist NY

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

1958 BMW 600 for sale $7950
located in Cortland NY

http://ithaca.craigslist.org/cto/2390438398.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1975 Zagato Elcar for sale – Craigslist PA

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

1975 Zagato Elcar 1000 electric for sale $4500
located in Canonsburg, PA

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ctd/2390912801.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Microcar Auction at 2011 Microcar Reunion

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Larry Newberry auctioned off TWO Vintage Microcars from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum during the Memorial Day weekend MICROCAR REUNION event.
These were not publicized in advance.
You had to be there to take advantage of this opportunity.
This is the first one, a 195? KOVER from France, partially restored.

This is the second microcar auctioned: a 1961 Lloyd Alexander LP-600 Kombi:

3 BMW Isettas for sale – Craigslist

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Three BMW Isettas for sale on Craigslist!
Click pics to go to the listing,
if you get nothing, the listing has expired or the car is sold or something.

1957 BMW Isetta for sale located in Cortland NY $15995

1956 BMW Isetta for sale located in DuBois PS $8500

1957 BMW Isetta for sale located in Kansas City MO $5000 (this guy deletes his ad every couple of days for some reason...)

1955 Messerschmitt KR200 for sale – Craigslist PA

Monday, May 30th, 2011

1955 Messerschmitt KR200 for sale $6495
located in Carlisle PA
partially assembled project car

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/2403539438.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

US Model (frog eye) FIAT 500 for sale – Craigslist TX

Monday, May 30th, 2011

1960-ish FIAT 500 w/ 7″ headlamps $2950
located in Denton TX
missing engine and seats.
(this guy keeps deleting his listing every couple of days)

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/2416684005.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired, or the idiot listing this deleted it again…


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