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Lot 338: BMW Isetta 300

Cars, Coys (15 June 2013)

Bubble cars were a post-war phenomenon, small cheap cars for predominantly urban use, developed to satisfy the changing European market. The most recognisable of the breed being the BMW Isetta which was built in various guises from 1955 until 1962. The design was very space conscious and was responsible for the car's quirky styling. The engine was a BMW 297cc motor cycle unit mounted in the rear of the car, giving it a top speed of 90km. This Isetta has one door at the front and a moveable steering column and sliding windows on the left and right sides. It is a two-seater and has 4 gears plus reverse, an ignition, a heater and a 12v battery. The opening in the roof, which makes it a cabriolet, was required by the German transport ministry in order for it to receive what is known as 'Type approval'. In the collection since 2000, this Isetta is said to be in good condition throughout and is finished in the desirable combination of light blue with grey interior.

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Auction Cars
Coys, Athens, Greece
TypeCar
Lot Number338
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1956
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Chassis number487-377
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