1958 BMW Isetta 300

  • Price
    26 759 EUR31 500 USD (listed)
  • Model
    BMW Isetta 300
  • Year
    1958
  • Condition
    Used
  • Body Type
    Coupe
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    22,935 miles
  • Address
    1250 Mustang Dr #500, Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Country
    United States of America
  • Published
    2 months
Gateway Classic Cars
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr #1, O'Fallon, IL 62269, United Statesgatewayclassiccars.com2184 CarsAverage response time: 2 days
  • ID
    #24478
  • VIN
    510770
  • Color
    Red
  • Metallic
    No
  • Engine
    298CC 1 Cylinder
  • Engine Number
    N/A
  • Chassis Number
    N/A
  • Gearbox
    Manual
  • Steering Wheel
    LHD
  • Drive Wheels
    RWD
  • 1st Reg. Country
    N/A
  • Doors
    2/3
  • Interior Color
    Black

Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas/Ft.Worth is proud to offer this essential to any collection, BMW Isetta 300 available in our Dallas-Fort Worth Showroom.

First developed by Renzo Rivoltas highly successful Iso S.p.A in Italy and license-built in several countries, the Isetta, Italian for little Iso, was primarily intended to provide economical and practical transportation for the masses. However, it also enjoys a largely unheralded racing heritage, gained in 1954 when a trio of Iso works Isettas swept the podium in the economy class at the storied Mille Miglia. While small in size, the Isettas influence was large, helping save BMW from being taken over by Mercedes Benz, its much larger rival, during the late 1950s.

Finished in red, this rare BMW Isetta is an improved sliding-window, 298 cc variant from 1958 equipped with a delightful canvas sunroof and complimented by nice brightwork and period-style whitewall tires from Coker. It was acquired by the consignor in 2009 after a prior unsuccessful attempt to purchase it from the then owner, Bill Klageman of Michigan, who restored it thoroughly from 1996-2002.

Under the consignors care, this Isetta has seen only limited local driving, and has never been shown, allowing its new owner the pleasure of returning it to the public eye. It has been serviced as needed, including a cleaning of the carburetor. Many copies of restoration-related correspondence, as well as parts and service orders accompany the sale of this small but mighty BMW. The perfect choice for the collector who appreciates the fine art of micro-engineering.

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