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754
02-28-2019, 09:56 PM
Sorry no pic,
My sister has one and a bunch of parts..
Anyone ever seen one of these ?
Made in Bremen..

TGTool
02-28-2019, 10:05 PM
I don't know that I worked on one, but I remember the photos and chapter in the repair manual.

DICKEYBIRD
02-28-2019, 10:17 PM
Yep, worked on a few back in the Sixties. If memory serves, it had a hemi-like valve cover?? Seems like they ended up being made in Mexico or Spain possibly? I will NOT say it was ugly.:rolleyes:

754
02-28-2019, 10:44 PM
The Isabella 2 Dr looks pretty good.
My sister has a 4dr, not sure that it is an Isabella, seen it called a Hansa saloon maybe.
They had a strange engine design, and independent rear suspension on them.

sasquatch
03-01-2019, 08:22 AM
Remember these cars from way back, only ever saw one.

Tungsten dipper
03-01-2019, 09:05 AM
Interesting looking car. A bit better looking than the AMC Marlin. I wonder which is worth more?

The Artful Bodger
03-01-2019, 02:18 PM
I have seen a few and I know where there is a barn with two or three in quiet retirement.

They struck me as being well finished.

Incidentally, we have this little Flying Flea in our museum collection..
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yLmfpp7CaeQ/UCYhB73VOAI/AAAAAAAACGM/C4BFyPOeG5E/s400/001-012.jpg
...which appeared to have been powered by a little Lloyd engine Lloyd being another marque in Borgward's group of companies.

Black Forest
03-01-2019, 02:50 PM
There is an auto club somewhere around where I live I think. Several times a year lots of old cars drive by our place. The last time they drove by I stopped counting at 50 autos. All kinds, even a few Ford Model A's I think but not sure. But for sure there were many of these Isabella's driving by. I didn't think they were very classy looking cars but to each his own.

PStechPaul
03-01-2019, 05:14 PM
All these posts and yet no links or images...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f5/2005-08-26_Borgward_Isabella_%28bearbeitet%29.jpg/280px-2005-08-26_Borgward_Isabella_%28bearbeitet%29.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgward_Isabella

Pickup truck:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97/Isabella-PickUp_heck.jpg/200px-Isabella-PickUp_heck.jpg

An electric concept version:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Borgward_Isabella_Concept_IMG_0249.jpg/220px-Borgward_Isabella_Concept_IMG_0249.jpg

"From the horse's mouth":
https://www.borgward.com/models/concept-cars/isabella-concept/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0VGiHYU-uE

Buy one! There is even a van version:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/574/

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/borgward/10045690.jpg

Mike Burch
03-02-2019, 05:07 PM
I have seen a few and I know where there is a barn with two or three in quiet retirement.

They struck me as being well finished.

Incidentally, we have this little Flying Flea in our museum collection..
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yLmfpp7CaeQ/UCYhB73VOAI/AAAAAAAACGM/C4BFyPOeG5E/s400/001-012.jpg
...which appeared to have been powered by a little Lloyd engine Lloyd being another marque in Borgward's group of companies.

John, how come the ZM prefix? I've only ever seen ZK.