Lot #2094 - After making their debut in Europe a year earlier, Isettas began to arrive in the U.S. in 1957. This 1957 BMW Isetta sliding window coupe is completely restored using factory parts and comes with the original Bill of Sale indicating it was sold new in Washington, D.C., on October 10, 1957. Dealer options include a chrome trunk-mount luggage rack, windshield defrost vent and white wall tires. At a Lime Rock Rolex Vintage Festival show, it scored 970 out of 1,000 points (score sheet included), proof of its quality and appeal. Powered by an air cooled 298-cc OHV single cylinder engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission, a top speed of 50-53 mph is possible, while more relaxed around town cruising can deliver 45 mpg. This immaculate first-year U.S. model is ready for fun.
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