Lot #693.2

1956 BMW ISETTA CUSTOM COUPE

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 693.2
Year 1956
Make BMW
Model ISETTA
Style CUSTOM COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 493985
Exterior Color ARABER GOLD
Interior Color WHITE GOLD
Cylinders 1
Engine Size 300CC
Transmission MANUAL
Description
European-style 1956 BMW Isetta 300 with two tone paint and highly desirable "Z-mold" trim. BMW only produced a small quantity of actual "bubble window" Isettas before modifying the design to the more common slider-window style starting in 1957 and continuing through 1962 when production on the worlds 'most popular' micro car ceased. This car is a left-driver with swing arm front suspension an all powerful 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, 13hp under the seat. The engine has been stroked for more power and has an all electric ignition system. Engine produces 14hp with a top speed of 53mph. Standard bench-style seating in the interior has been updated with ultra-fine quality, custom leather upholstery and dual heated seats. Matching leather side panels and new Mercedes carpeting complete the interior. Beige sunroof top is matching leather panels and the lighter yellow color complete the handsome interior. Frame has been stripped and powdercoated. Engine, transmission, and rear end have been rebuilt to concours standards. This exceptional BMW has been completely restored with meticulous attention to detail inside and out. Torpedo headlights and modified bumper extension help to complete the overall look mimicked from the car on display at the BMW museum in Germany.
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