1957 BMW Isetta

"Small Stature, Big Heart"

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$24,900

Year
1957
Make
BMW
Model
Isetta
Stock
1111150
Vin
570183
Miles
25,926
Engine Size
298cc
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Red
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Traverse City

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The Isetta was the world's first mass-produced micro car with sales exceeding 160,000 from 1955 through 1962. The car originated in Italy and then licensed to be built by several different companies around Europe.

The most common and best engineered was made in Germany by BMW. They made the Isetta its own by redesigning the power plant around a BMW one-cylinder, four- stroke motorcycle engine. The first design was a 247 cc known as the 250 model but due to government regulations for motor vehicles, the design changed to a 298 cc engine making the model designation change to a 300. This helped the car be more nimble on the road making it the top speed 53 MPH.

Other small changes happened at this time as well. Its predecessor the 250 featured a bubble window with a front vent while the 300 models featured a larger flat glass styling with a sliding window design for better ventilation.

The model offered here is a rare “export model” featuring larger diameter 7” headlamps, optional front nerf bars and a front ventilation system in the front door.
The car comes out of long-term ownership that has been very well taken care of. It has received a full restoration some time ago that still shows very well. This isetta has the much-desired luggage racks both on the back of the car and behind the rear passenger compartment.

This 300 operates, as it should with everything in working order. It does not appear to leak or smoke and goes down the road flawlessly.

As the prices continue to rise on these iconic cars, we are very pleased to present one that is ready to go for not nearly the cost as the ones sold recently.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit: http://grautogallery.com/vehicle-details.php?id=594

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1957
Make
BMW
Model
Isetta
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
25,926
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
Body Color
Red
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
298cc
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

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