1957 Velam Isetta

1957 Velam Isetta


1957 Velam Isetta

Built under license from ISO in a part of the Talbot sports car factory, it varied from the original in 34 items.

The frame was changed to only subframes, rubber band suspension, better shifter, steering, motor access from inside, tail shape, high lamps, bumpers and separate front fenders were among the major changes, but the motor remained ISO's.

The body and interior design was beautifully executed with French style, flair and attention to detail.

It was cheap to buy, priced at 15% less than the Citroen 2CV

500 re-styled luxury versions called "Ecrin" (Jewel Box) were built.
These versions are very rare.
M. Budin closed shop in early 1958 for financial reasons.

This particular car can also be seen in the book:
More Bubblecars & Microcars Colour Family Album
By Andrea & David Sparrow

Manufacturer: Societe de Construction de Vehicules Legeres

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This was one of the vehicles sold at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Auction in February 2013. Website owner Harry Kraemer has all of the sale data from that auction in his Market Watch section of his Wheels & Wings site Flymall.org. See link below for the data.

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