Lot 188 - 1959 Borgward Isabella Coupé

Lot 188 - 1959 Borgward  Isabella Coupé

Lot 188 - 1959 Borgward Isabella Coupé

Lot Number 188
Registration 6336 N
Chassis Number 366837
Engine Number 1078188
Odometer reading 61,090 miles
Estimate £18,000 - £24,000
  • Rebuilt in 2000
  • Right hand drive
  • A delightful example

The Borgward Isabella Coupé stands as a captivating emblem of mid-century automotive design, exuding an elegant charm that has stood the test of time. Manufactured by the German automaker Borgward, the Isabella Coupé made its debut in an era marked by the pursuit of innovation and style. Boasting a distinctive two-door body, the coupé encapsulates the essence of European automotive aesthetics in the late 1950s. The car's exterior is a harmonious blend of curves and angles, with a graceful roofline that flows seamlessly into the rear wings. The chrome accents adorning the front grille and bumpers add a touch of sophistication, while the sleek, aerodynamic profile reflects the influence of the emerging space-age design trends of the time. Under the bonnet, the Isabella Coupé housed a robust four-cylinder engine, delivering a balance of performance and efficiency. The car's driving experience was characterized by a smooth suspension, making it a comfortable cruiser on both city streets and open roads. Inside the cabin, the attention to detail is evident in the carefully crafted dashboard and stylish instrumentation. The seats are designed for comfort, and the overall interior exudes a sense of refinement that complements the car's exterior aesthetics.

Originally registered on 31st December 1959 this two-door coupé presents in delightful condition. The two-tone paintwork is in good order as is the grey interior. Little is known of the car for the first 40 years of its life however, it was rebuilt in 2000. The registration number of 6336 N appears to have been on the car from new and according to HPI records the car has had just three former keepers. Photographic evidence of the rebuild is available in the history folder. The car also benefits from 123 electronic ignition, a new starter motor, and rebuilt carburettors, a recent service and five new tyres. Presenting in right hand drive format, this Borgward has clearly been very well cared for in recent years and thoroughly enjoyed by the current vendor. With body styling reminiscent of a Karmann Ghia and an interior that features great ergonomics and retro-style instrumentation, it is easy to see why this Borgward represents a bygone era when automotive design was marked by a fusion of style and engineering prowess. Today, this classic beauty remains a sought-after collector's item, embodying the timeless allure of 1950s automotive craftsmanship.


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