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Sales & Auctions / Re: small auction house 2.5 isetti
« Last post by Big Al on September 21, 2014, 04:26:57 PM »
Yellow car has a local number on it so it might be a low owner unmucked about car.
Off Topic Lounge / Re: Carved Model Heinkel
« Last post by marcus on September 21, 2014, 03:30:50 PM »
Cheers Rob!

Not modeled on anyone, but could be named after some people, like

Spike Milligan, who had to endure a Jeep Bath (senior Officer got first use of the water.....!)

or perhaps

Alexander Thynn, eccentri Marquess of Bath:

Off Topic Lounge / Re: Carved Model Heinkel
« Last post by Rob Dobie on September 21, 2014, 03:21:23 PM »
Great "little" project. The bloke in the bath, is he modelled on anyone we know?  ;D
Sales & Auctions / Re: small auction house 2.5 isetti
« Last post by Rob Dobie on September 21, 2014, 03:06:32 PM »
There you go, click on the following to see the yellow one and then you should also be able to follow the other two lots.
Unusual Microcar Discussion / pre 1960 MOT exemption
« Last post by Bob Purton on September 21, 2014, 02:23:57 PM »
AndyL Alerted me last night to this announcement from Dave Watson on the IOCGB forum regarding the problem that owners of late 1959 built Isetta's have had in proving there 1960 registered cars were actually built in 59 and thus qualify for MOT exemption.

Hi all,

After much time and  hassle and back and forth with the DVLA i can now confirm that all UK built Isettas with a chassis number LESS THAN 321958 are eligible for no MOT

This is based on the glass`s guide and is the only document the DVLA will recognise.

I have tried arguing but all on deaf ears I'm afraid. Contacted Glass`s and they don't really want to know either.

So, if your Isetta falls into the above category please contact me off line and we should be able to get the date changed on your log book.

Thanks all


Dave Watson


As my chassis number is lower than this I'm hopeful of getting the manufacture date changed on the V5.
Many thanks to Dave for all his hard work on this and a raspberry to those Rumsters who told me mine was a "1960 built car, deal with it!" ;)
Sales & Auctions / small auction house 2.5 isetti
« Last post by golo2 on September 21, 2014, 11:24:05 AM »
Hi all     offered as three lots one early car one later car one  pile of spares
JS Auctions   near Banbury     towards end of online catalogue  page 20?
Friend passed on the news neither car is likely to drive away  guide price seems ok for cars and
Far too high for spares  but  as discussed here many times price is what someone will actually pay
Usually quite different to itmes worth or even more   its value
Would go myself just to see but am away next Friday auction day
It skills poorxso afraid you will have to google auction etc as posting a link is beyond me
Be interested to hear any feedback and sorry if I have let a secret cat out of a theoretical bag
It is a one off, so has no real name. It can be seen in the Michelin museum.

Chris Thomas
Looks like it was a fantastic event. Thanks for posting the link to the pics. What is the beautifuly made silver car?
The old garage is famous in France for being at the top of a long hill on the old main road about half way between Marseille and Paris and all the trucks stopped there. Now that the motorway network has diverted the trucks away from this garage. it has been reopened as a classic car venue, much like the Ace  cafĂ© on the north circular.

Chris Thomas
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