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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1957 BMW Isetta 300

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1957 BMW Isetta 300 convertible. Restored in the early 2000s, this Italo-Bimmer is powered by a 298cc single-cylinder engine paired to a four-speed manual transmission. Features include a rear luggage rack, folding top and chrome bumpers. Finished in red with a white top and vinyl interior, this classic microcar comes from the selling dealer with a clear title.

During the restoration, the exterior was finished in red. Features include new U.S.-spec chrome bumpers with guards, hinged front door, sliding side windows and luggage rack. A full walk-around video is available on the auction page.

A set of four 10-inch white steel wheels with chrome wheel covers is wrapped in 145R10 Camac radial tires. The seller states that the wheels and tires are in good condition.

The interior is upholstered in white vinyl with red piping. Other notable features include dual windshield wipers, reserve fuel tank system and black rubber floor mat with tan woven pad.

A reverse-sweep 60-mph VDO speedometer is all that’s housed in the instrument panel. The odometer reads 31,581 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

Power is provided by a 298cc single-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The selling dealer states that the spark plug, drive chain, fuel tap and battery were replaced in February 2021.

This Isetta 300 was factory-equipped with an independent front suspension and solid rear drive transaxle driving two wheels. Braking is provided by hydraulic drums. According to the selling dealer, the exhaust, suspension, brakes, and steering were replaced during the restoration process.

The auction for this 1957 BMW Isetta 300 convertible ends on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 2:20 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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