In 1955 The BMW Isetta became the worlds first mass produced car to
achieve a fuel consumption of 94 MPG. It was the top selling single
cylinder car in the worlds with over 161,360 produced from 1956
through 1962. They were originally designed and sold under as a
motor cycle with a small engine to avoid certain taxes and to offer
them to people with out a automotive drivers license. Isetta was
originally an Italian desgined microcar that was built and licensed
in a number of different countries, including Argentina, Spain,
Belgium, France, Brazil, Germany and the UK. It was built by a few
different companies like Iso, Velam, De Carlo, Romi and BMW. There
were a few subtle changes to styling along the way but one thing is
clear is that these cars have gone crazy in the collector car
market. This peach of a Isetta we are very proud to present has had
a 100% nut and bolt frame off restoration and it shows.
Mechanically this thing starts, idles and goes down the road I am
guessing exactly like it should as we have only had a few of these
in the shop. The smiles you get while driving this thing makes it
worth while in and of itself. They actually made these in a
Cabriolet, Van and Pickup layout. However I have never seen a
pickup variant. The lights work......well, that's about all you got
except for a defroster which also works. Do not hesitate on this
one as it needs nothing to be enjoyed.
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and
Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle
accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party
inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to
be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make
mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No
Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final. GR Auto Gallery and
all its affiliates reserve the right to charge a 3% processing fee
on any credit card sales of over $2,500.
1959 BMW Isetta
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