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Old 11-22-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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I didn't like the design, it looked too heavy for only one wheel in the front.
I think BMW had a 3 wheel car, Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" drove one. I used to see one once in a while on a college campus about 20 years ago.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I didn't like the design, it looked too heavy for only one wheel in the front.
I think BMW had a 3 wheel car, Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" drove one. I used to see one once in a while on a college campus about 20 years ago.

I see em all around here at car shows. It was called the Isetta. BUT the single wheel was in the back,. making it much more stable
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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with modren saftey standards and crash protectetion mandates you will never see a production car that size again.
but heck if they sold them for $3-$4K they would be fun to beat on and be great for short trips
would be even more fun if they crammed a small block V-8 in there some how
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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I see em all around here at car shows. It was called the Isetta. BUT the single wheel was in the back,. making it much more stable
Fun little cars.

The Messerschmitts take the design prize though, if you ask me.

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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There was a time I really wanted one of those little three-wheel trucks the Post Office used to use. That or the old Jeeps (which I used to drive when I had a summer job as a carrier). I loved driving around with the door slid open.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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I didn't like the design, it looked too heavy for only one wheel in the front.
I think BMW had a 3 wheel car, Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" drove one. I used to see one once in a while on a college campus about 20 years ago.
The Isetta was designed and built in Italy for several years. The design was then built by BMW. I don't like getting into the vehicle through the front.

There are HUNDREDS of three wheelers. And most of them can be imported and licensed in the US as they are deemed to be motorcycles due to the size of the engine.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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how about these 3 wheel beauties?? Love these..

RS | Roadster Sport - BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster (http://spyder.brp.com/en-US/See/Can-Am/Showroom/Showroom-RS.htm - broken link)
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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I see em all around here at car shows. It was called the Isetta. BUT the single wheel was in the back,. making it much more stable
the Isetta was not a 3 wheeler by design. The two rear wheels were just really close together.

http://alexmalina.com/curious/isetta/bmw-isetta-800.jpg (broken link)



The exception to that was a few late run Isettas built in the UK for the UK market, where 3 wheelers got taxed less, so a short run of 3 wheel Isettas were created.

the UK ended up getting a lot of 3 wheel "cars" becaeu of that tax situation, not just the special Isettas and Reliants, but Morgans and others.





http://kamshots.co.uk/photos/three_wheeler.jpg (broken link)

http://www.grinnallcars.com/gallery/scorpion3-blackbourne1scorpion3_.jpg (broken link)





Three wheelers are pretty stable whtn it's two wheels in front, one in the rear. There have been spme pretty sporty three wheelers over the years.











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Old 11-23-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9UO8wa-1c
got to love that it flips over more than a few time ias pretty funny and damn dangerous
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