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The Bubbler
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                     Don't want to be a smart Alec, but...........

Are you sure that was a Corgi?

Because they never made a model of the Isetta. They did however make a model of the Heinkel, which is very similar in appearance to the uninitiated.

See Part 2 of my bubble car article next week to read about the Heinkel Kabine.

Spot-On made a small die-cast Isetta.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/subculture84/SpotIseta3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/subculture84/modkab.gif

Andy                   


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CosmicMan
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Re: Your Favorite Car

                     

Don't want to be a smart Alec, but...........

Are you sure that was a Corgi?

Because they never made a model of the Isetta. They did however make a model of the Heinkel, which is very similar in appearance to the uninitiated.

See Part 2 of my bubble car article next week to read about the Heinkel Kabine.

Spot-On made a small die-cast Isetta.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/subculture84/SpotIseta3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/subculture84/modkab.gif

Andy
Hmmmm. Now you've got me wondering. I had my little metal Isetta all the way back in 1961-62, so my memory is a bit vague, but I'm certain it was an Isetta. So maybe it wasn't made by Corgi, then. All I know is that my dad bought it for me in Chicago around 1961.                   


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                     Cosmic-
If you love the Isetta, I hope you've read the article The Bubbler wrote for our site.  It's on our home page now, check it out!

TMBC                   


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                     I'd definately love to own a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 coupe...or even a Miller or Superior bodied ambulance or hearse, of the same vintage.

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                     1939 Packard Hearse.

I've seen this make and model with a much fancier grill, but I'd take this one.

http://www.hawk.igs.net/~cahac/m180a.html


Been my favorite car since I saw one on the Munsters when I was a child.                   


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                     1937 LaSalle four door convertible. Plum color exterior, with a cream leather  trimmed Scotch knit tweed cloth interior. Wide white side wall tires mounted on chrome plated geniune wire spoke wheel equipped and powered by a  three speed, with O/D, Warner transmission married to an in-line eight cylinder Continental, overhead valve, engine and a Dana 3.87 single speed differential. My father had one like that he inherited from his uncle who died at 38 in 1940. My dad sold the car in 1964. I was very sad when I found out. My dad was very sick and negotiated the sale thinking he was dying. He lived until November 2001.                   


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                     That sounds like an absolutely beautiful vehicle.                   


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I think anything really from the late 50's and has those wonderful lines, but then I also seem drawn to the cars of the early 60's that are now either considered ugly or muscle cars LOL , never very good with the names, but I drool over then at the car shows and my hubby and i have small collection of the mini versions of a few of them.
I had a 1962 Bonneville convertible. It was a light yellow with the big V8 engine. She was a hell of a road car. I wish I had her back!                   


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Oh, there's something wrong with me, I love so many cars I could never pick a single favorite.  But if there's one car I couldn't live without, it's this one...

<div class='bbimg'>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/conwi1wd/Sepia.jpg</div>

I have so many fond memories in this car, that I&#39;ll never let it go.  Irony, too, since it&#39;s way newer than most stuff I like.  Mainly I&#39;m into 1940s style hot rods...

<div class='bbimg'>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/conwi1wd/1931ocool.jpg</div>

...and Phantom Factory Muscle c. 1942-1962, a term I made up.  My Camaro falls under this category.  Basically I take a boring old low-performance car with nice styling and upgrade the engine, brakes, suspension, etcetera until I have a good performing road car that will outpace most modern vehicles (crazy stuff like ZO6 Corvettes and Ferraris excepted) while still looking factory stock for the era.  I have this dream about doing a &#39;55 Pontiac Star Chief someday and a &#39;60 Corvair coupe...

<div class='bbimg'>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/conwi1wd/1960Corvair700.jpg</div>


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