bubble car


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bubble car

(in Britain, formerly) a small car, often having three wheels, with a transparent bubble-shaped top
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People had to pull the car out backwards before the driver could get out, as the bubble car's door was at the front of the vehicle.
Right: The railway's "bubble car" diesel unit Pictures: J Askwith
BMW may have built aero engines during WWII-including powerful jet engines toward the end of the conflict-but the Isetta "bubble car" was its top seller during the economic recovery of the 1950s.
Based on a child's plastic bubble car, it comes with a mini steering wheel and a horn.
Motors already signed up to the show include the Bugatti 1985 Type 50 Grand Sport, Jaguar 1959 XK 150 Drop Head Coupe and Isetta Bubble Car 1959.
But off we went in our Isetta bubble car and I jumped out three times to clear snowdrifts.
Until I realised owning a yellow bubble car filled with gold tracksuits, bright red underpants, pink satin bedspreads and pictures of smiling boys wearing medals that said an ageing bachelor with dyed blond hair had "fixed it" for them wouldn't look too good if the Operation Ore II team came knocking.
She snapped up his bright yellow bubble car, a pair of sunglasses and a tracksuit at an auction in aid of Sir Jimmy's charity yesterday.
I AM currently restoring a Messerschmitt bubble car HEC619.
The bubble car our village barber had when I was a boy.
A cross between a scooter, quad bike and bubble car, the carbon fibre-bodied concept breaks every convention and then some.