London,The Jack Barclay Showroom
29 March 2004
1958 BMW ISETTA 300
Registration No. YOU 849
Chassis No. 13903
Green with tartan interior
Engine: BMW single cylinder, 297cc; Gearbox: four-speed and reverse; Suspension: front, swing arms, rear, leaf springs; Brakes: hydraulic front and rear. Right hand drive.
BMW's Isetta is probably the most popular and recognizable of all Bubble cars; built between 1955-62, the concept was based on the company's attempt to adjust to a changing car market in post-war Europe. The simplistic design was taken from an idea that originated with the Iso company in Milan, Italy.
Power was from a 247cc BMW motorcycle engine, positioned at the rear and the entire drivetrain was then packed in ahead of and between the narrowly spaced rear wheels. From October 1956 a second body became available and now featured a 297cc engine.
This is one such Isetta 300, which benefits from a recent restoration. It is to correct specification in all major respects including chrome luggage rack and front bull bars. The interior has been reupholstered in the original tartan, with the sunroof top in black. The paintwork is beautifully finished in the original green.
This rare example of the ubiquitous Isetta Bubble Car is in fully restored condition. While not the fastest car on the road, it will definitely illicit attention and smiles wherever it is seen!
This particular Isetta has been featured in many books and magazines, including the book 'Bubblecars and Microcars'.
As the current trend is to have a smaller and smaller car, this rare BMW
offers an opportunity to purchase a great example of the
fore-runner of this trend.
The car runs well and is offered with V5 registration document and current MOT.
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