1957 BMW ISETTA 300 PLUS (BUBBLE WINDOW)
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 137
Year : 1957
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
LHD
Registration No. : SFG 72
Chassis No. : 425417
Engine No. : 425417
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Introduced at the Milan Show in November 1953, the egg-shaped
Isetta was like nothing seen before, boasting a hinged front for
entry and a canvas sunroof. The steering column and instruments
swung out with the door, facilitating easy access to the bench
seat. Power was provided by a single cylinder engine which drove
the closely-spaced twin rear wheels via a four-speed gearbox. By
the time production ceased in 1962, BMW had sold a staggering
161,728 Isettas, which contributed to the company's financial
stability.

Originally registered on 15th, May 1957, this 'bubble
window' Isetta presents in very good order and is still on the
original registration number of SFG 72. The vendor and registered
keeper is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic microcar collector,
building up a collection for the last 22 years. This Isetta 300 is
exceedingly rare as it has the fully glazed rear window and is
thought to be one of only 12 still in existence. Supplied with a
V5C registration document and original buff logbook, this BMW is a
great reminder of when microcars were in vogue.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170