1960 BMW Isetta                                             ...



£14,000 - £17,000


1960 BMW Isetta                                                

Chassis Number: 325043
Registration Number: 469 UYW
Recorded mileage: 61,000 

The diminutive 'bubble car' or 'cabin scooter' of the late 1950s and 60s is more popular than ever, although just as much to do with fashion as practicality.

BMW Isetta is one of the more successful designs of its type, built under license from its Italian originator, Iso. Facing competition from Fiat, Renzo Rivolta's Iso was not selling well in its native Italy and so was passed to BMW develop.

The Isetta was powered by a BMW single-cylinder four-stroke motorcycle engine of 247cc, with the coachwork featuring a single side-hinged door at the front, a roll-top sunroof and fixed side windows, while the steering wheel and dashboard were attached to the door to facilitate entry. 

The Isetta microcar was built under licence in a number of different countries, including Spain, Belgium, France, Brazil, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Approximately 162,000 Isettas had been made by the time production ceased in 1962. The Isetta "Bubble Car' is surely the smallest car BMW will ever make.

This lovely little BMW Isetta has enjoyed an older restoration and presents wonderfully in a very period colour of pale yellow. Used in previous ownership for various club events and shows, with the current owner since 2018 the Isetta has been kept as a static display in his classic car collection. In terms of smiles per mile Isettas are virtually unbeatable, we’re sure the new owner will agree.

Auction Date: 12th Feb 2022 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
12th Feb 2022 2pm (Lots 1 to 37)