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Mystery car competition
« on: April 27, 2015, 04:04:23 PM »
So that do we know about this one?

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 04:21:01 PM »
Well it's a Velam (says so on the bonnet!).

It's the "Isetta Speciale" (also referred to as the "Course" and the "Aero") and was the racing car version of the Isetta. Built on the Isetta chassis, with a 236 cc engine, it was raced by Jean Bianchi and Claude Peslier andachieved seven records in its class ('K', less than 250 cc). It managed average speeds of 62 to 68 miles per hour.



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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 06:32:29 PM »
Well ! Never heard anything of it before but what more can you say  :D
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 06:35:51 PM »
New to me, great find.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 07:53:17 PM »
Well that one didnt last long did it!  And there was me ready to give a clue about only having three wheel nuts. I should have enlarged it, spotted Velam first and scribbled it out! ;D

Well done Dave.   Ok, who has another?

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 08:02:02 PM »
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 08:23:15 PM »
I got quite interested in ebay 321732026759 till I realised it was not the real one. Great looking thing.
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 08:26:30 PM »
Well that one didnt last long did it!  And there was me ready to give a clue about only having three wheel nuts. I should have enlarged it, spotted Velam first and scribbled it out! ;D

Well done Dave.   Ok, who has another?

There is a LOT of 3 wheel nuts on here  :o

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 09:06:50 PM »
Easy?

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 09:22:01 PM »
I guess another Isetta special? BMW badge and Isetta hub caps.

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2015, 09:26:05 PM »
That one has been on before  as well. Note the Renault Dophine bonnet.

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2015, 09:56:48 PM »
I think it might have been me that posted it , anyway I mustn't say anything I will leave it to those who don't know  :D
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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2015, 08:44:50 AM »
The Thudlington, proving that you can have a lightened and smaller Powerdrive concept. Also that you can either wear a cap, or have a hairstyle with Brylcream, so it looks like you are wearing a cap. Thus you remain lighter for your microcar, and yet waterproof in the rain. There is the Bob Purton approach, of course, which adds aerodynamics and brain cooling, but that's what 'Schmitt ownership does for you. Messes with the grey cells. Hence the need for a floppy hat to control ideas of grandeur. Now where did I put mine?

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2015, 10:46:56 AM »
Cheeky! True though, Schmitt ownership messed with my grey cells, I bought an Isetta!

I like the fly screens. Something I considered on my own project.

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Re: Mystery car competition
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2015, 12:19:16 AM »
New to me, great find.
New to me, as well! :)
Looks very cool!