World famous microcar, Isetta's actual origins began in Italy and BMW only had a production license to make these in Germany.
The idea of this small car was of the founder of Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A, Renzo Rivolta who asked two of his engineers Pierluigi Raggi and Ermenegildo Preti to produce one that would not only transport people but also move small goods.
Having a 'teardrop' shape, the Isetta caused quite a sensation in the Italian media when first launched in 1953 during the Turin Auto Show. It soon became a darling of the masses and in no-time, the Isetta rolled out as a van, fire-truck and a even a pick-up.
The van variant came with a 2-stroke 236 cc air-cooled engine, having an output of 10hp had a full-width rear-axle and leaf springs. It was provided with 4 gears + reverse gear and one could travel at a maximum speed of 75 km/hr with fuel consumption of 27 kms/litre, carrying a payload of half ton. This van was known as AutoCarro - Iso Isetta Carro.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 400 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 2.5|