We have the best people reading Hooniverse, and as proof, the Isetta Copter Owner sent an e-mail right after we highlighted his car (for a second time). The owner of this unique car is Dave Major from Kansas, and this is just one of his unique Isettas. Make the jump to see what else he owns.
Dave sent us an e-mail right after the new year, with a few images of his other vehicles. Here is what he had to say:
Hi Hooniverse, It was great to see my Isetta Copter on your page. Thanks.
I worked on it for about a year after buying the 1958 BMW Isetta from a friend at Church for $500. The car had no engine or windows but I bought another rough Isetta that donated these parts. It took four trips to the Kansas DMV to get it tagged. The tail is fiberglass & can be removed if I decide to go back to the original Isetta. I painted the car myself & was happy with the results. I made a face on the front just for fun.
This is my third art car using the little BMWs that open in the front. I’m attaching a photo of all 3 with the Piper Cherokee that I flew for 25 years. I’m a pilot so always use an aviation theme. I now have BMWs with propellers on the front , rear and top.
My most unique Isetta is the light blue one with the prop in the rear. I bought this car on Ebay for $400 & all that was there was the body, no frame, no wheels and no engine. The original engines are very scarce so I ended up mounting a six cylinder Lycoming airplane engine behind the body. The 435 cid engine turns a 6 foot air boat prop that actually propels the car. We parade the car on 3 wheels in the Summer but use 3 skies in the Winter to go on ice & snow.