In the early 1950s, the Italian company Iso SpA was manufacturing
motor scooters and three-wheeled trucks, amongst other things, and
decide that it wanted to offer a small car to be offered to the
masses. In 1952, the company released a small car that ran off of a
motorcycle engine that had a design unlike anyone had seen before.
The car, called the Isetta, with its small body and bubble-type
design, was an immediate hit with buyers. The car was engineered to
have a single access point, with the entire front of the vehicle
acting as a single-hinged door, which also carried the steering
wheel and instrument panel with it as it opened. What the car
lacked in speed, as the result of its small engine and low
horsepower, it made up for it efficiency. Initial estimates of the
Isetta's fuel economy were up to 50 miles per gallon, and unheard
of amount for a car of its generation. In 1954, Iso SpA began
pursuing licensing deals for the vehicle with other manufacturers
and ultimately reached such a deal with BMW who not only purchased
the licensing rights but the Isetta's complete body tooling as
This stunning '57 Isetta 300 is the result of a complete
professional restoration done by one of the foremost Isetta
restoration specialists in the U.S. What started as a solid
original car was taken down to its bare existence and restored to
BMW specs. With a super exterior color combination of beige and red
with matching interior, this Isetta stands tallest amongst
comparable 300s on the market today. The 300cc 13hp motor fires
right up and the 4-speed transmission zips you down the road. From
the exterior, through the fabric sunroof to the interior, there is
nothing not to love about this car. With optional rear luggage rack
and heater, this car is ready to take you on a fun journey.
Vehicle is sold on a bonded title. Unless stated otherwise, mileage
shown on odometer is exempt and unknown if original.
1957 BMW Isetta
Location:Vero Beach, Florida
Interior Color:Red & Beige
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