The white VELAM Isetta from 1955

The white VELAM Isetta from 1955, 236 cc, 300 kg, 80 km/h

VELAM (Véhicule Léger à Moteur, or “light vehicle with motor”) was a French automobile manufacturer that made VELAM microcars under the licence of the Isetta from the Italian Iso. Powered by a 236 cc engine, it was capable of speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 km/h). Around 5,000 cars were built between 1955 and 1959.

The Velam was featured in the 1957 film Funny Face and the 1962 French film Adieu Philippine.

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