As classic cars go, the Isetta bubble car is probably one of the most unusual. This is, in fact, the third one that we’ve had in our garage to restore at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex.
On the surface, this looks like a fairly fragile car with an odd shape and three wheels. It was designed as a city run around, a bit like the modern Smart car today. As with most classic cars, you never quite know what you are going to be faced with once you get into the bodywork.
That’s part of the fun!
More About the Isetta Bubble Car
Isetta was an Italian company and they began making appliances like fridges as well as scooters before branching out into the car market. They first started developing their distinctive bubble car in 1952 and it was certainly an innovation at the time.
With a length of just over 7.5 feet, it was one of the smallest mass-produced vehicles to come on the market. A top speed of just 31 mph meant it was never going to win any races but it stayed in production in various forms around the world until the early 1960s.
Car Renovations at White’s Bodyworks
If you have a classic car like the Isetta to renovate or repair, it’s important to use a garage that knows what it is doing. At White’s Bodyworks, we’ve been surprised that no less than three bubble cars have come to us in recent years.
They seem to be a favourite among classic car enthusiasts and we’re always happy to see this unusual car come across the threshold. While they have delicate bodywork and require a light touch, these are pretty robust vehicles that have stood the test of time. They’re a real collector’s item.
If you would like to find out how White’s Bodyworks can help renovate your classic car or motorcycle, contact us today on 01273 933633.