Isetta (BMW-ISO-Velam) Gold Port. 1953-64
The Isetta first appeared in Italy in 1953. Manufacturing licenses were sold to BMW in Germany and Velam in France. The first BMW appeared in April 1955 and the French car was imported into Britain in 1957. Isetta of Great Britain had a license from BMW and made their own car slightly differently. BMW broadened the range with the 600 model, a four-wheeler. Launched in December 1957 it did not take off and was withdrawn two years later, the 700 was to take its place. Once the Mini was introduced in 1959 BMW stopped production in 1962 and in Britain it stopped in 1964. This is a book of contemporary road tests, technical and specification data, new model introductions, drivers impressions, history and buyers guides. Models covered include: ISO Isetta, Surburbanite, Motocoup, Kleinwagen, 300, Velam, convertible, 600. 172 pages, 275 illus, SB.