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The Isetta Bub­ble re­flects post-war Europe when there was a de­mand for cheap trans­port, a short­age of ma­te­ri­als and a wealth of en­gi­neer­ing skills. Orig­i­nally an Ital­ian-de­signed, four wheeled mi­cro-car, it only be­came a suc­cess when BMW ac­quired the man­u­fac­tur­ing rights and in­stalled their own en­gine-gear-box unit and built it in Ger­many.

From the late 1950s the “Bub­ble” was built un­der li­cence from BMW in Eng­land by Isetta of Great Bri­tain and re-en­gi­neered as a three­wheel tri­cy­cle.

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