1957 BMW ISETTA 300 BUBBLE WINDOW MICROCAR, OLDER RESTORATION, STILL LOOKS SHARP

Price: US $21,900.00 Item location: Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Isetta 300
  • Type: 1-Door Sedan
  • Trim: Isetta 300
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: 493716
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 298cc, 13HP
  • Number of cylinders: 1
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Black/Gray
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1957 BMW Other Isetta 300

Rare BMW Isetta 300

Older Restoration

Ready to Drive & Surprise

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:

VEHICLE HISTORY: My father purchased this Microcar at the Auburn Car Coral in September of 2003. He thought it was a cute little addition to our just opened Antique Car Museum. It is so small it was delivered in the back of a ½ ton pickup truck! As with all the cars in our Museum this one was driven regularly and any required maintenance was performed to keep it “Running Reliable and Ready to Go”. My father passed away and this rare 1957 BMW Isetta 2-door sedan is being sold to finance additional cars for the collection.

NOTE: Although the S/N plate states 1956 the vehicle is titled as a 1957.

MARQUE HISTORY: After WWII most Germans could not afford to purchase a BMW luxury/sports car. BMW turned to Iso of Italy and acquired the manufacturing rights to the Isetta “bubble car” to keep the factory open and producing affordable cars. The BMW Isetta offered basic transportation to car-starved Germans.

See the following links for more information about these rare microcars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFEWiUbmZW8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isetta

http://www.isettabob.com/History/

SPECIFICATIONS: 298cc 13 HP Single Cylinder 72mm Bore X 73mm Stroke Bing 1-BBL Carburetor 7:1 Compression Ratio 2.31:1 Rear Axle Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission Rear Engine Rear Wheel Drive 775 Lb. Curb Weight 58” Wheelbase 90” O/A Length 54.5” O/A Width 1-Bench Seat Steel Tube Chassis Hydraulic Brakes 4.80”X10” Steel Wheels 12V Electric System 3.4 Gallon Fuel Tank.

INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE: Maintenance Receipts 2003 – Current.

Call Jeff at 419-344-0319 (Mobile) or 419-353-8338 (Office) or email me jeffsnook01@gmail.com for more information or if you have any questions.

VEHICLE CONDITION:

We do a mechanical and cosmetic inspection to each vehicle before listing it for sale. This report is included below will provide a reasonable description of the vehicle condition. Older vehicles are subject to normal wear and tear and we have tried to indicate the overall condition of the vehicle to the best of our ability. But we can not always find everything that is not perfect with a vehicle so independent inspections are welcome and encouraged. We drive each vehicle approximately 20 miles but this is no indication of its long term road-worthiness. The only guarantee with an older vehicle is that someplace sometime something will need repaired!

INSPECTION REPORT:

Year

1957

Make

BMW

Model

Isetta 300

Ext. Color

Red

Int. Color

Gray/Black

VIN

493716

Tire Info

Tyrino 5.20-10

Odometer

15949

Actual

N

KEY: E = Excellent G = Good F = Fair P = Poor

INTERIOR

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Upholstery

X

Appears original style.

Headliner

N/A

Sunroof

X

Carpets

X

Dash

X

Lights

X

Speedometer illumination not working.

Instruments

X

Speedometer not working.

Horn

X

Added on horn button.

Trunk

N/A

Radio

N/A

EXTERIOR

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Paint

X

Restored in 1993. Overall presentable with some touch-ups and scratches.

Body Panels

X

Bumpers

X

Nice and shiny.

Trim

X

Floors

X

Sills

X

Tires

X

X

Tread OK but new in 1993.

Wheels

X

Hubcaps good. Some paint chips on wheels.

Glass

X

X

Windshield delaminating in spots and wiper scratches. Light scratches in rear window.

UNDERHOOD

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Fluids

X

Hoses/Lines

X

Filters

X

Charging System

X

New battery.

Appearance

X

MECHANICAL/ ELECTRICAL

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Engine

X

Starts easily and strong for what it is.

Transmission

X

Non-syncro 4-speed works in all gears.

Electrical

X

Brakes

X

Firm pedal.

Steering

X

Wipers

X

Lights

X

All lights operational but intermittent left turn signal.

UNDER

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Leaks

X

X

Small leak at chain case and engine.

Rust

X

No rust.

Exhaust

X

MISC.

E

G

F

P

Steering Wheel

X

Paint chipping/peeling.

Weather Seals

X

Rubber seals dried and cracked.

TERMS OF SALE:

An immediate PayPal $500 deposit is required upon purchase. The balance of a 25% deposit is required within 3 days from end of auction and full payment to be made within 10 from end of auction. Payment to be made by cash in person or bank to bank wire transfer only. Personal certified or bank checks are not accepted for payment. Overseas shipments and/or finance documentation will require an additional $100 fee to cover the time and costs associated with either of these items.

You are responsible for shipping. Buyer to arrange pay for and have vehicle transported within 30 days from end of auction. For an estimate of shipping costs we suggest using eBay’s request for a shipping quote near the top of the listing. You can also try this site to get additional quotes: http://gigamoves.com/ Just plug in our zip code (43402) your destination zip code and some additional info for some online quotes. Storage is available after the 30 days for $110/month.

Please be aware you are buying this car “AS IS – NO WARRANTY”. Vehicle is being advertised locally and the auction may end early if sold.