A Bubble Car in Bennington, Vt

1960 BMW Isetta

Put, put, put… this little red Isetta is no bigger than a golf cart but it sure is cute.

I returned to Hemmings Motor News Museum with Mutti where she waxed nostalgically about how she once rode one of these BMW’s in Germany.

Built in 1960, the windshield of this tiny ladybug is built into the front hatch door with a swing-away steering wheel, a little black bench seat and a four-speed transmission shift lever to the left of the steering wheel.

In the event of a head-on crash, if they survived, passengers crawled through the mandatory rag top sunroof. The single-cylinder engine got 63 miles to a gallon and drove on 3-wheels.