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  • 1956 BMW Isetta 300
    Window model that was introduced in 1957 It also has the highly desireable Z Mold Trim and 2 tone paint Manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke Munich Germany Model Isetta 300 Bubble Window Motor BMW 4 stroke Body Steel Years Built 1955 1957 No Cylinders 1 Chassis Steel Tube No Produced n a Displacement 295 cc Suspension Front Swing Arm No Surviving n a Horsepower 13 Susp Rear Leaf Length 90 Gearbox

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  • 1956 BMW Isetta 300 export cabrio
    The tropical door vent feature was not a normal accessory for these cars but a set of them were exported to South America with this feature and that is where this car came from Of all the models and styles of BMW Isetta made this is the most sought after by collectors Manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke Munich Germany Model Isetta 300 Export Motor BMW 4 stroke Body Steel Years Built

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  • 1957 BMW Isetta 250
    that caused a furor at its introduction in Turin in November 1953 From this influential debut grew a number of licensed branches worldwide the main one being BMW in Germany It was seen by BMW as filling a gap between their motorcycle range and the luxury 501 models The car was redesigned to take the 250cc 4 stroke engine from the R 25 motorcycle and the front suspension was changed The finished car was announced in April 1955 and went into production shortly after The quirky little Motocoupe as it was called by BMW became the dream of the workingman and by November 1955 ten thousand had been built In February 1956 came a 300cc motor In September of that year the redesigned sliding window model made its debut looking altogether more harmonious 22 543 examples of the egg rolled off the line in this its biggest year ever This particular car is an example of the classic German spec export Isetta featuring a two tone in the factory colours of Azure and Bavarian blue 1957 was the only year in which the colour division on the door had the vee shape Several accessories are included in the specification Manufacturer

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  • 1957 BMW Isetta Factory-built Pickup
    the Brighton works The RAC used a small fleet until they were ousted in favour of Austin A35 and Mini Vans The absence of bumpers identifies this as a standard model Whether it was used for deliveries or merely as an advertisement is not known Rear load space could carry 165 lbs This is the only known surviving Factory Built BMW Isetta Pickup Manufacturer Isetta of Great Britain Ltd Brighton

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  • 1959 BMW Isetta 300 3-wheel special
    buyer due to lower fees and so BMW made the Three Wheel Special available directly from BMW to markets that were not served by Isetta of Great Britain Variations of this were sometimes altered slightly to suit certain markets such as Switzerland where a PAIR of wheels were stuck next to each other but attached to the 3 wheel assembley This allowed for better stability and traction but still allowed

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  • 1960 BMW Isetta 300
    Or if one wanted to buy new the four seater Goggomobil offered more space for a growing family BMW saw this trend early on and brought out its four seater BMW 600 in 1957 but it would be left to the more conventional BMW 700 to bring lasting success and initiate the company s phenomenal climb to the top levels of the European auto industry This car is another example of a late model European 300 sliding window model identifiable by its stylized script on either side of the door roundel its narrow bright trim strips under the windows and its wide swallow tail rear brake license plate light A single key system for ignition and door was a welcome refinement Mechanically the late type motors had a longer oil filler neck with nylon dipstick improved valve cotters and better drive couplings by Goetze While the Isetta did not excel in any particular microcar virtue styling practicality speed economy reliability comfort it was its clever appealing combination of all of them that makes it arguably the most popular microcar of today Manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke Munich Germany Model Isetta 300 Motor BMW 4 stroke Body Steel Years Built 1957 1962

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  • 1961 Isetta 300 (British)
    railway tracks ran through the works making it ideal for conversion to small car manufacture all parts could be delivered by rail The works were situated on top of a very steep hill and therefore were not accessible by road Within three weeks of work starting on the factory conversion the production line for Isettas was ready to roll The main change to the car for the British market was the introduction of a three wheeled right hand drive version This was particularly attractive as road tax favored the three wheeler considerably An automatic clutch was also available The rhd model s door was hinged from the right hand side of the car and the steering column was moved across to the right as well Unfortunately the rhd conversion put engine and driver and hence most of the weight on the same side of the car and to compensate for the imbalance a heavy counterweight was placed behind the trim panel on the nearside Lucas electrics were used as opposed to the German Hella with a different headlamp housing being used as well as Dunlop tires This car was restored in England Manufacturer Isetta of Great Britain Ltd Brighton England

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  • 1961 BMW Isetta 300 Police
    very thorough German development and production career The Standard version now called the bubble window overlapped the new sliding window Export version by some six months ending its run in March 1957 All Isettas had a sunroof to enable occupants to escape should someone park too close to the front opening door A cabriolet version was also offered which featured a small collapsible soft top section where the fixed rear window normally was A variety of specifications were available for different countries requirements For example the U S Export version had large 7 headlamps and nerf bars tropical versions had door grilles and three wheelers were built for England and Austria The later cars like this 61 had a different profile side window alloy strip door script separate tail lamps and a wide alloy wing below the slotted air intake This rare example of a genuine factory built police car in regulation police green is from Duderstadt district of Hildesheim in Niedersachsen It features the blue flashing light and a radiotelephone The original door is from an earlier model changed at some point in its police career Manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke Munich Germany Model Isetta 300 Export police Motor BMW

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