Today’s continental curiosities came courtesy of photographs by Geoffrey Horton taken at the recent Carmel by the Sea Concour’s d’Elegance.
First up a Messerscmitt KR200 of the type I looked at a couple of weeks ago.
I’ve yet to cover the BMW Isetta 300, in this photo you can see how entry is effected through the front door which has the steering column attached to it.
Described by one of the Top Gear wags as looking like something straight out of the Jetson’s is the Peel Trident one of just 45 built on the Isle of Man from 1965 to 1966. For some reason Monster Garage host Jesse James had a replica built which he allegedly subsequently destroyed with a single shot from a .50 snipper rifle !
Above is the saloon / sedan version of the Citroen Ami 6 with it’s distinctive, but by no means unique, reverse angled rear window.
If I’d not grown to be 6′ plus I would almost certainly have bought one of these Citroen 2CV Fourgonette’s many years ago, they made for a great little RV long before the term became popular. This one appears to date from the late 50’s / early 1960’s.
The Citroen 2CV Charleston special editions, born out of a limited edition first seen in 1980, were offered with three different two tone paint schemes in 1981.
This 18hp 328cc / 20 cui 2 stroke Excelsior motorcycle engine can power the little Berkeley SE328 to just over 62 miles an hour with the aid of a three speed gear box and chain that drives the front wheels.
My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for sharing his photographs.
Thanks for joining me on this “Continental Curiosity” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be returning to Carmel by the Sea for a look at some Trans Am racers. Don’t forget to come back now !
01/09/14 Eratta it has come to my attention that these images were actually taken at The Little Car Show held in the City of Marina which lays to the north of Carmel and Monterey. Apologies for any confusion.