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Bubble trouble - Top Gear - BBC
Bubble trouble - Top Gear - BBC
Published: 2012/03/10
Channel: Top Gear
Gazillion Bubble Machine Monsoon Bubble Car Family Fun Water Gun Fight Kids Toys Ryan ToysReview
Gazillion Bubble Machine Monsoon Bubble Car Family Fun Water Gun Fight Kids Toys Ryan ToysReview
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Ryan ToysReview
GIANT WUBBLE BUBBLE CAR PRANK!
GIANT WUBBLE BUBBLE CAR PRANK!
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Lucas and Marcus
Fabulous Bubble Window Z Molding Isetta Road Test Drive
Fabulous Bubble Window Z Molding Isetta Road Test Drive
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: 2stroketurbo
The Top Ten Best Classic Bubble Cars & Microcars
The Top Ten Best Classic Bubble Cars & Microcars
Published: 2015/09/05
Channel: The Top Ten
NICK vs THE BUBBLE CAR!!!
NICK vs THE BUBBLE CAR!!!
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: AR12Gaming
The BMW Isetta Is the Strangest BMW of All Time
The BMW Isetta Is the Strangest BMW of All Time
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Doug DeMuro
Beep Beep bubble car song
Beep Beep bubble car song
Published: 2015/10/09
Channel: Silly Film
BUBBLE CAR SONG BEEP BEEP
BUBBLE CAR SONG BEEP BEEP
Published: 2009/07/07
Channel: Wibble321
Bubble Car Beatnik - 1955 Ford at Chopit Kustom in Orange County from Eastwood
Bubble Car Beatnik - 1955 Ford at Chopit Kustom in Orange County from Eastwood
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: Eastwood Company
Forza 6 Online : BUBBLE CAR vs RACING TRUCK!!!
Forza 6 Online : BUBBLE CAR vs RACING TRUCK!!!
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: AR12Gaming
Hilarous Chinese Water Bubble Car
Hilarous Chinese Water Bubble Car
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: 2stroketurbo
Messerschmitt "bubble" car rally
Messerschmitt "bubble" car rally
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: mrsheenv8s
Bump-N-Go Bubble Car!  Outside With Butch!
Bump-N-Go Bubble Car! Outside With Butch!
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: Lucky Penny Shop
USA, Detroit Bubble Car Collection: Classic Restos Series 32
USA, Detroit Bubble Car Collection: Classic Restos Series 32
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: Shannons Insurance
HEINKEL TROJAN BUBBLECAR
HEINKEL TROJAN BUBBLECAR
Published: 2008/01/29
Channel: ADMIRALSCORNER
Microlino Electric Vehicle Isetta Bubble Car Prototype
Microlino Electric Vehicle Isetta Bubble Car Prototype
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Custom Made
Gazillion BUBBLE CAR BUBBLE MACHINE - How to video
Gazillion BUBBLE CAR BUBBLE MACHINE - How to video
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Gazillion
RC Car Stuck In Our Giant Balloon Stunts! Giant Bubble Ball Snow Globe!
RC Car Stuck In Our Giant Balloon Stunts! Giant Bubble Ball Snow Globe!
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Carl & Jinger Family
Old Top Gear 1992 -  Messerschmitt Bubble Cars
Old Top Gear 1992 - Messerschmitt Bubble Cars
Published: 2011/05/28
Channel: celticmadliam
Messerschmitt KR200 bubble car close-up in Bonn.
Messerschmitt KR200 bubble car close-up in Bonn.
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: HiBlue Multimedia Studio Bonn
The New Subprime Bubble: Car Loans | The New York Times
The New Subprime Bubble: Car Loans | The New York Times
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: The New York Times
CarCoon -  Store Your Car in a Bubble
CarCoon - Store Your Car in a Bubble
Published: 2010/11/30
Channel: Adrian Thompson
Last day of class 121 DMU Bubble cars 19th May 2017
Last day of class 121 DMU Bubble cars 19th May 2017
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: ADF Productions
RR & caravan meets BMW bubble car & caravan at Lingen Sep 1995.wmv
RR & caravan meets BMW bubble car & caravan at Lingen Sep 1995.wmv
Published: 2011/04/02
Channel: VT7709
Last Bubble Cars on the Mainline
Last Bubble Cars on the Mainline
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: CoachAlex1996 (AlexMetroman)
BMW Isetta Comes Home - Wheeler Dealers
BMW Isetta Comes Home - Wheeler Dealers
Published: 2012/10/17
Channel: Wheeler Dealers
1959 BMW 600 Bubble Car
1959 BMW 600 Bubble Car
Published: 2012/02/26
Channel: hoohoohoblin
Forza Horizon 3 Rally Car Build Bouncing Bubble Car
Forza Horizon 3 Rally Car Build Bouncing Bubble Car
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: FailRace
Ice cream Bubble Car
Ice cream Bubble Car
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Toy Explore
100MPH CAR VS WUBBLE BUBBLE
100MPH CAR VS WUBBLE BUBBLE
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Funk Bros
Brazil Bubble Car Dreaming
Brazil Bubble Car Dreaming
Published: 2015/05/05
Channel: stanleyrumm
WHIP CREAM FILLED WUBBLE BUBBLE THROWN OUT CAR!
WHIP CREAM FILLED WUBBLE BUBBLE THROWN OUT CAR!
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Funk Bros
A MESSERSCHMITT BUBBLECAR RESTORATION
A MESSERSCHMITT BUBBLECAR RESTORATION
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: ADMIRALSCORNER
The RC Bubble Car with 360 Degree Spinning Action
The RC Bubble Car with 360 Degree Spinning Action
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: PulseTV Deal
Chiltern Bubble Cars PREVIEW
Chiltern Bubble Cars PREVIEW
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: video125co
Bad Baby Мыльные пузыри эксперименты и распаковка Машинка Radio control bubble Car Monster
Bad Baby Мыльные пузыри эксперименты и распаковка Машинка Radio control bubble Car Monster
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: Dima Kids TV
Heinkel Trojan Bubble Car Engine Test Run....
Heinkel Trojan Bubble Car Engine Test Run....
Published: 2010/04/21
Channel: Tickettyboo1959
The Last Run Of The Chiltern Bubble Cars
The Last Run Of The Chiltern Bubble Cars
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: Adam Richman
Forza Motorsport 6 Challenge Bubble Car Tag
Forza Motorsport 6 Challenge Bubble Car Tag
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: FailRace
BBQ Grass 2stroke Bubbles HotTub Car Final Touches
BBQ Grass 2stroke Bubbles HotTub Car Final Touches
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: colinfurze
Heinkel Trojan bubble car
Heinkel Trojan bubble car
Published: 2015/07/12
Channel: Electrozonelectronic
The Bubble Car Museum
The Bubble Car Museum
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: MalcOfLincoln
This Bubble-Shaped Pod Could Be The Car Of The Future | Mach | NBC News
This Bubble-Shaped Pod Could Be The Car Of The Future | Mach | NBC News
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: NBC News
BMW Isetta Bubble Car Fun
BMW Isetta Bubble Car Fun
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: Christopher Davies Finn
Debunking the Exotic Car Bubble – Don
Debunking the Exotic Car Bubble – Don't Become a Victim of the Crash
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Exotic Car Hacks
Final Evening Of Chiltern Railways Class 121 Bubble Cars 19/5/17
Final Evening Of Chiltern Railways Class 121 Bubble Cars 19/5/17
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: Mainline421
GTA San Andreas - BUBBLECARS
GTA San Andreas - BUBBLECARS
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: ED9M
1957 BMW Isetta "Bubble Car"
1957 BMW Isetta "Bubble Car"
Published: 2014/02/25
Channel: SilverstoneMotorcars
How to Build a Lego Bubble Car (MOC - 4K)
How to Build a Lego Bubble Car (MOC - 4K)
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: František Hajdekr
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Bubble car is a subjective term used for some small, economical microcars, usually produced in the 1950s and 1960s.[1][2]

Varieties[edit]

The Messerschmitt KR175 and KR200, and the FMR Tg500, had aircraft-style bubble canopies, giving rise to the term bubble car to refer to all these post-war microcars. Isettas and others also had a bubble-like appearance.

Bubble cars became popular in Europe at that time as a demand for cheap personal motorised transport emerged and fuel prices were high due in part to the 1956 Suez Crisis. Most of them were three-wheelers, which in many places qualified them for inexpensive taxes and licensing as motorcycles.

Most bubble cars were manufactured in Germany, including by the former German military aircraft manufacturers, Messerschmitt and Heinkel. Automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW manufactured the Italian Iso Rivolta Isetta under licence, using an engine from one of their own motorcycles. France also produced large numbers of similar tiny vehicles called voiturettes, but unlike the German makes, these were rarely sold abroad.

The United Kingdom had licence-built right-hand drive versions of the Heinkel Kabine and the Isetta. The British version of the Isetta was built with only one rear wheel instead of the narrow-tracked pair of wheels in the normal Isetta design in order to take advantage of the three-wheel vehicle laws in the United Kingdom. There were also indigenous British three-wheeled microcars, including the Trident from the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man.

The introduction of BMC's Mini in 1959 is often credited with bringing about the demise of the bubble car. The Mini provided four adult seats and more practical long distance transport often at a lower cost, and quickly became one of the most popular cars in its home market, also selling well on export markets.

By the end of the 1960s, there were no bubble cars still in production, as the Mini and other low-priced competitors including the Citroen 2CV, Fiat 500 and Renault 4 continued to increase in popularity.

Examples[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Babies on Wheels". The Times: 13. October 14, 1957. In sunny weather too, bubble cars are inclined, like greenhouses, to become uncomfortably hot. 
  2. ^ "65 MPH and 80 MPG-That's the Messerschmitt". Motorcycle Mechanics: 34–35. April 1963. This bubble-car has a beetle-like outline 

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