Lot 205 - 1960 Borgward Isabella Combi
|£14,000 - £18,000
- Rare right hand drive example
- Owned by a very knowledgeable enthusiast
The 1960 Borgward Isabella Combi epitomizes the charm and innovation of mid-century automotive design. Manufactured by the German manufacturer Borgward, the Combi was a stylish and versatile family car that captured the essence of the era's automotive elegance. The exterior of the Isabella Combi featured a distinctive blend of curves and chrome accents, showcasing a design philosophy that balanced sophistication with practicality. The sleek lines, rounded edges, and a harmonious chrome grille gave the car a timeless appeal that still resonates with enthusiasts today. The Combi model, with its estate-style body, added an extra layer of functionality, making it a popular choice for families and those seeking both style and utility. Under the bonnet, the Isabella Combi boasted a reliable and efficient engine, providing a smooth and comfortable driving experience. Its performance, combined with the distinctive design, contributed to the car's success in the competitive automotive landscape of the 1960s. Inside, the Combi showcased a well-appointed and spacious interior, offering passengers a comfortable and enjoyable ride. The attention to detail in the cabin, coupled with thoughtful design elements, created an atmosphere of luxury that set the car apart from its contemporaries. The Isabella Combi remains a symbol of automotive ingenuity, capturing the spirit of the 1960s with its graceful design, practicality, and enduring appeal. As a classic car, it stands as a testament to an era when craftsmanship and style converged to create iconic automobiles.
Originally registered on 5th October 1960 this Borgward presents very well. Clearly it has been studiously cared for by the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic owner. We are advised the bodywork received some attention in 2018, this appears to have been carried out to a very good standard. The mileage of 64,549 appears to be correct, although not warranted. Mechanically, Borgward have a reputation for building reliable and uncomplicated cars. The four-cylinder 1500cc engine is a delightful unit, offering sufficient performance coupled with good fuel economy. This example benefits from a new headlining and carpets, a stainless-steel exhaust system has been fitted, together with 123 electronic ignition. The interior of this Borgward is spacious and comfortable, the dashboard almost has a retro-design to it. In right hand drive guise, this Isabella Combi is supplied with a V5C registration document together with some invoices. This handsome Borgward is extremely capable of touring on British and continental roads.
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