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Mystery microcar
« on: August 14, 2015, 11:15:34 pm »
This isn't one of those "here's an obscure microcar that I know the name of - do you?" questions. 

Instead it's a "here's an obscure (prototype?) microcar that I saved some photos of, but know absolutely nothing else, except that it's Italian - what is it?" questions.


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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 12:41:42 am »
From the book Die Grosse Enzyklopadie Der Kleinen Automobile:
ISSI (Istituto Scientifice Sperimental Industriale) of Mailand developed similar but different 1952 and 1953 models of the Microbo 125.

I know someone in Italy who has one that is being restored.
I have pics of it someplace that are not handy at the moment.

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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 08:01:46 am »
Would love to know more it's just up our street !
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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 08:26:57 am »
If the Italians made a Scootacar, it would...Ah, they already did! Nice.
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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 09:01:12 am »
Nice photo. So is the young lady asking directions, been caught speeding or receiving a parking ticket?

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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 03:30:39 pm »
So is the young lady asking directions, been caught speeding or receiving a parking ticket?

I believe the young Charles de Gaulle is about to write down the young lady's telephone number in the hope of later obtaining a rendez-vous, and possibly even a little how's your father.

Though as it is a Microbo she is driving, that might get him a 'souvenir of London' as well.

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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 07:45:06 am »
More stylish than a Scootercar.

I reckon the woman is saying "Well Officer, if you don't have the time or inclination I think that cyclist does".
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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2015, 11:47:56 am »
I reckon the woman is saying "Well Officer, if you don't have the time or inclination I think that cyclist does".

And not "Well, I always ate up all my greens as a child and, as you can see, that does make you grow big and strong, particularly in the chest"?

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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 12:12:56 pm »
Policeman   "I av stopped u as I saw u texting on yor mobile fone wile droving along the hiway. May I se yor mothers maiden name and the name of yor first pet"

Young Lady  " I think you may be ahead of yourself."

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Re: Mystery microcar
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2015, 04:07:10 pm »
" of course it is an invalid car officer " as you see I have only one arm !
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