Lot 137 - 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Plus (Bubble Window)
|Odometer reading||21,154 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
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.
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