1957 BMW ISETTA 300 MAGNIFICENT RESTORATION! MATCHING #S ENGINE! STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION! BOOKS AND RECORDS! INVESTMENT GRADE! TRULY A COLLECTORS DREAM!
1957 BMW ISETTA 300
Finished in classic Coral Red with beautiful Black interior. This incredible motorcar has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven. We are proud to offer this investment grade Isetta 300 to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this great classic. Bid with confidence you will not be disappointed in this truly magnificent motorcar! HISTORY OF THE 1957 BMW ISETTA: BMW made the Isetta its own. They redesigned the powerplant around a BMW one-cylinder, four-stroke, 247 cc motorcycle engine which generated 10 kW (13 hp). Although the major elements of the Italian design remained intact, BMW re-engineered much of the car, so much so that none of the parts between a BMW Isetta Moto Coupe and an Iso Isetta are interchangeable. The first BMW Isetta appeared in April 1955. In May 1962, three years after launching the conventionally modern-looking BMW 700, BMW ceased production of Isettas. A total of 161,728 units had been built. In 1956, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany changed the regulations for motor vehicles. Class IV licenses issued from that time onward could only be used to operate small motorcycles and could no longer be used to operate motor vehicles with a capacity of less than 250 cc. At the same time, the maximum capacity allowed for the Isetta’s tax category was 300 cc. Class IV licenses issued before the change in the regulations were grandfathered and allowed to be used as before. This change in regulations encouraged BMW to revise their Isetta microcars. In October 1956, the Isetta Moto Coupe Deluxe (sliding-window Isetta) was introduced. The bubble windows were replaced by longer, sliding side windows. The engineers had enlarged the single cylinder to a 72 mm (2.8 in) bore and 73 mm (2.9 in) stroke, which gave a displacement of exactly 298 cc; at the same time, they raised the compression ratio from 6.8 to 7.0:1. As a result, the engine power output rose to 10 kW (13 hp) at 5200 rpm, and the torque rose to 18.4 Nm (13.6 ftlbf) at 4600 rpm. The maximum speed remained at 85 km/h (53 mph), yet there was a marked increase in flexibility, chiefly noticeable on gradients.
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This car qualifies for a
5 year / 100,000 additional Miles Powertrain Warranty!