1957 BMW Isetta

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1957
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonstige
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Innenfarbe 
    Weiss
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    1
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Rot
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

1957 BMW ISETTA 300 1-DR SUNROOF COUPE
Designer: Renzo Rivolta

Estimate: $35,000 ­ - $45,000

Chassis Number: 511329
Decoded: 511329=Unit Sequence
Engine: 297 cc 4-stroke/1-Cylinder
1-Barrel Carburetor / 13 bhp
4-­Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Mileage: 1,125

● Full Restoration
● Comfortable Seating for Two
● Easy Operations Anyone Can Drive

The Model: Economical transportation was most important in a post-war Europe, which might make those who conduct crash-testing cringe had they encountered the Isetta. First shown at the Turin Auto Show in 1953, the original car was created by Renzo Rivolta’s Iso Corporation. The press shows more than just a passing interests and with Iso’s production facilities unable to keep up with demand, several companies, including BMW, made bids to licensing agreements. Powering the BMW version of this 1-door wonder was their own R-27 single cylinder L-head motorcycle engine. BMW’s version of the Isetta proved gain the most notoriety with the majority of the sub-compact vehicles being sold outside the borders of Germany. Fun, unique, charming and a kick in the butt are all ways to describe the Isetta coupe. Before production would come to an end a total of over 160,000 Isettas had been assembled.

The Car: The fun and novel little cars were in truth life-saves, the car that saved BMW from collapse in the late 1950’s. This short, little coupe has been given a complete re-build. All metal panels have been redone and are described at being quite smooth with the front door opening and closing just as engineered. The engine and transmission have most been given an overhauling which has brought them up to factory specs. Passengers are treated to a comfortable ride with matching red and white vinyls. Basic black-wall tires with original BMW hubcaps are used and the chrome has a professional look to them. Among all the micro/novelty cars in the collector’s world today the BMW Isetta is most popular and the legions of collectors have come together and celebrate these innovative little cars. With this example, you too can join this group of eclectic collectors.