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SOLD 1960 BMW Isetta


1960 BMW Isetta

The Isetta caused a sensation when it was introduced to the motoring press in Turin in November 1953, it was unlike anything seen before. Small 7.5 ft long by 4.5 ft wide and egg-shaped, with bubble-type windows, the entire front end of the car hinged outwards to allow entry. In the event of a crash, the driver and passenger were to exit through the canvas sunroof. The steering wheel and instrument panel swung out with the single door, as this made access to the single bench seat simpler. The seat provided reasonable comfort for two occupants, and perhaps a small child. Behind the seat was a large parcel shelf with a spare wheel located below. A heater was optional, and ventilation was provided by opening the fabric sunroof.

The example we have here also comes complete with a matching trailer ! Perfect for that tour of Europe you've been promising yourself!

Presented in immaculate condition and supplied with a very good quality modern trailer to enable easy transportation to shows and displays that little further afield. 

On site now for viewing.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Thank you.



  • Lot Number: 61
  • Year: 1960
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: Isetta
  • Registration: YLC 875
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine Size: 295
  • MOT Expiry Date: 05-04-2018
  • Estimate: £17,500 ~ £19,500