1956 BMW ISETTA CONVERTIBLE - 178605Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #2093 1956 BMW ISETTA CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178605/178605_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1956 BMW ISETTA CONVERTIBLE
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Lot #2093 - Originally conjured in 1953 by Italy's Iso Works (maker of kitchen appliances), German automaker BMW licensed the manufacturing rights to the Isetta in 1955. Though 1955 and early '56 Isettas were woefully underpowered by their single cylinder, 247-cc BMW R25 motorcycle engines, this 1956 Isetta 300 features the more powerful 298-cc single cylinder engine and is fully capable of 45 mph cruising around town or to the country club. Expertly restored to showroom stock condition, this example is "loaded" with electric windshield wiper, electric windshield defroster and heater, white wall tires, driver-side sun visor, pedal pads and steering/gearshift boots. Built on the more desirable fixed side-glass body configuration, the entire fabric roof folds back and down for open air motoring on sunny days (the alternate Sliding Glass Coupe's fabric roof insert only opens half as wide). The external-mount wicker basket stands ready for your picnic supplies.
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