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Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« on: March 03, 2010, 08:29:28 AM »
Im looking for pics of all sort of microcar pedal cars.

someting like this:



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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 08:26:00 AM »
Thats one way of decapitating your grandchildren!

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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 02:01:03 PM »
That Isetta must have taken quite a bit of work, so it is a shame that it was not better thought-out and shaped a bit more convincingly.
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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 03:40:30 PM »
Hey, thats what I thought too. Maybe a stiffening frame for the shell that would also act as a roll cage and a lower seating position so that the driver could look through a windscreen.

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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 03:58:22 PM »
Yup, it seems daft to make its style "fully enclosed car", but not to have proper windows. My feeling is that children either like something basic, then let their imagination fill in the details, or something really pukha, and that car's design will always make the boy realise that it is not a proper Isetta
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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 04:44:19 PM »
That a nice Isetta. I'm wondering wheter the exist any messerschmitt pedal cars




Here is a link to one of this terrible pedal cars from argentina

http://de.vandm.com/BMW-Isetta-Child-Pedal-Car/3_239_37=999_60=558_product=107668.aspx?field=37
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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010, 05:12:56 PM »
That red Isetta pedal car looks much more like a Messerschmitt! In fact a KR is a great choice for a pedal car because of the central weight, and the simple steering mechanism. Another problem for me with the "Isetta" on You Tube is that the handlebar steering does not suit, whereas in a KR it would be perfect.
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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010, 05:33:11 PM »
that generic red pedal car from Argentina shows up with either Isetta or Messerschmitt badging on it and I have seen them in people's private collections.
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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010, 05:40:08 PM »
They should also sell it as a BSA Ladybird!
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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010, 06:13:53 PM »
They should also sell it as a BSA Ladybird!

Totally agree with you marcus. It looks most like a Ladybird to me!

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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010, 07:16:33 PM »
not sure if this is a pedal car or if it has an electric motor.....


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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010, 07:30:17 PM »
That looks bang on for a Biscuter, kind of what I was meaning about the Isetta earlier...spend a bit more time and effort and get it right! Very nice, I want one, and I could probably fit in it!
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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2010, 09:10:18 PM »
Dear Jim

Great photo of a Biscuter.

I take it that the photo is of you as a young lad, out with your first girl friend (trying to impress her with your new motor!).

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Re: Pictures of microcar pedal cars
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2010, 09:43:07 PM »
How about this attempt at a Vespa seen at Retromobile, obviously minus a roof and sporting a diamond shaped grill.
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