1958 BMW Isetta 300


STREETSIDE CLASSIC CARS CHARLOTTE
Concord, NC 28027
United States

1958 BMW Isetta 300
Price
$49,995
Condition
Stock Number
8740-CHA
VIN Number
XX-402-8740-CHA
Exterior Color
Red
Category  Classic Cars

Description
Popular during the 1950s and 1960s, the diminutive 'bubble car' or 'cabin scooter' is currently enjoying a revival of interest - not surprisingly, given the congested state of today's urban roads. This charming 1958 BMW Isetta 300 is an excellent example of this iconic design. Today, the Isetta's attraction has just as much to do with fashion as practicality. One of the more successful designs of the cabin scooter's heyday was the BMW Isetta, a design the German firm manufactured under license .....
from its Italian originator, Iso. The name means 'little Iso'. Renzo Rivolta's Iso was not selling well in its native Italy, and it was faced with stiff competition from the FIAT 500 and 600, and it would be left to BMW to fully exploit the design's potential.

Although at first glance a three-wheeler, this German-built Isetta uses a pair of closely spaced wheels at the rear and is powered by a BMW single-cylinder four-stroke motorcycle engine of 247cc, replacing the earlier Isetta's noisy two-stroke motor. The coachwork of early examples featured a side-hinged single door at the front, roll-top sunroof, and fixed side windows, while the steering wheel and dashboard were attached to the door to facilitate entry.

The two-seater Isetta's most popular accessory, understandably so given the limited interior space, was a small luggage rack mounted at the rear. Later (1957-onwards) models such as this car incorporated sliding side windows for better ventilation. These improved models displaced 297cc, and the 'big' Isetta 300 was said to be capable of 65mph and 55mpg. Approximately 162,000 Isettas had been made by the time production ceased in 1962. This little BMW displays quality paintwork accented by sparkling chrome and brightwork, while the light-colored interior is equally well presented and restored to original specifications.

Highlights:

*298cc 1-Cylinder Engine

*Single Carburetor

*13bhp at 5,800rpm

*4-Speed Manual Transmission

*4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Swing-Arm Front Suspension, Leaf-Spring Rear Suspension

*Luggage rack

*Sunroof

Finished in a fun red color with ivory wheels and chromed bumpers, this 1958 BMW Isetta 300 offered here looks just right. Upon close inspection, it is apparent that a thorough restoration was performed at some point. This smart, innovative, and handsome microcar would fit into any collection and attract many smiles. Call today!
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