1957 BMW Isetta 300 Cabriolet

The BMW Isetta was introduced in 1955 and built under license from the Italian firm Iso, retaining the original car’s body while incorporating a new front suspension, upgraded cooling, and a single-cylinder four-stroke motorcycle engine. This 1957 Isetta 300 Cabriolet was originally delivered in the United States and is said to have undergone a restoration in the early 2000s including a repaint in red and re-chromed bumpers as well as a refurbished suspension, steering system, brakes, and a new exhaust. This Isetta 300 Cabriolet is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Missouri.

The exterior was refinished in the current shade of red during the restoration and sports a white canvas soft top that folds into a boot behind the seats for storage. The car came factory finished in Birch Green and currently wears U.S.-spec bumpers with overriders, a chrome rear luggage rack, a polished driver’s side door mirror, and a hinged opening front end with “tropical” air vents and dual windshield wipers. The polished 10” wheels are mounted with Camac tires, detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin includes a bench seat trimmed in white vinyl with matching side and front door panels. Amenities include a floor-mounted three-spoke steering wheel, black rubber floor liners, coco mats, sliding side windows, a reverse-sweeping VDO tachometer, and a rearview mirror. The seller states the windshield wipers are currently inoperable.

This Isetta 300 is equipped with a replacement 297cc engine rated at 13 HP and 14 lb.-ft of torque. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox. The suspension consists of coil springs in front with leaf springs in the rear, while braking is handled by two hydraulic front drums and a single drum assembly in rear. The seller reports this Isetta received a new spark plug, drive chain, a new battery, a new fuel tap, and an oil service in February 2021.

This sale will include a clean title.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $26,000
  • Auction End: 2022-10-10 20:02:36+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 13
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Comments (23)

  • CPCROut 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • ggpcertif 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • havana1950 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • ggpcertif 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • iamlostru 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • houstongolfer69 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,250

  • motoexotica (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Porsche415 No parts missing.
    It is simply a fresh air vent that can be opened or closed.

  • TubeGuy (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    I thought they were 11hp. Maybe this car has some high-performance parts in it.

    I have a 1958 in Kawasaki green and it got more attention than my Ferraris. Especially from women.

  • Porsche415 (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Looks nice and fun. Image 68, is something missing or a part? Is it a vent?
    Thx

  • havana1950 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • oznamonkey 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • havana1950 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • iamlostru 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • ra0507 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,250

  • automotiveartist (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 12thMan 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • bzambranog (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    It everything original? And does it have matching numbers?

  • iamlostru 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • iamlostru (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    I am very interested in my first micro...and an Isletta the best way to start. Of course (other than my aversion to red cars generally) a really nice one may be past my $$ comfort.

    I'll start with a bid noting my interest.

  • jay993 (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    This is a fine running car that I owned and have gone through to ensure driveability. New fuel tap, new chain, tuneup, and adjusted timing.

  • motoexotica (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @artichoke This Isetta runs and drives well!
    Yes, it has a 298cc, one-cylinder engine.
    Only thing that isn't in working order are the wipers, we can easily have our mechanic take a look into that.

  • artichoke (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Does this Isetta have a single cylinder BMW motor?

    Any issues or repairs needed? How is the reliability, (obviously not a daily driver).

  • motoexotica (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

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1957 BMW Isetta 300 Cabriolet
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