Friday, January 29, 2016

What is a Messerschmitt but doesn't fly?

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Ta-da!  It opens up!
Lihi, the nice guide of the Open Museum at Omer Industrial Park, is proud to show us this special microcar.


It's a 1960 Messerschmitt Isabela, with a 690 cc, 2 piston engine, made in Germany of course.


After the war, the Allies for a time did not allow  Messerschmitt to build aircraft.
In the early 1950s the company turned instead to small motor vehicle manufacture.


The collection of 32 antique cars exhibited at the Omer Open Museum is owned by Eitan Wertheimer, son of entrepreneur and industrialist Stef Wertheimer.
I'll show you some more in future posts. 
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9 comments:

William Kendall said...

Fascinating and so small!

VP said...

If Mitsubishi makes cellphones, why not this...

Hels said...

I would be worried that other cars on the road wouldn't see the micro car and might drive right over the top of it. But at least the petrol costs would be low.

Gosia k said...

Lovely vintage cars

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So cute. It looks like something Cruela DeVil should be driving in Disney's 101 Dalmatians!
What a contrast from yesterday's somber post.

Have a great week, Dina.

Janis

crystal said...

Interesting how it opens almost like the cockpit of a plane. Very stylish :)

Alice said...

Very strange looking little car.

spacedlaw said...

That is ever so cute.

Kay said...

It's got kind of a Volkswagen look to it.