The car is being sold via Anglia Car Auctions on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2021. The guide price is £14,000 to £16,000. Please note, the car is NOT for sale through us for £14,000, this is the guide price set out by the auctioneers.
1962 BMW Isetta
Rumour has it, just after the war, BMW were struggling. They were making big saloons and high end sports cars in the hopes that they could attract wealthy buyers, but it came at a cost. A cost that almost finished one of the biggest brands in the world today.
They then discovered the Isetta. The Isetta was already in production by another company and BMW worked out that it was far cheaper to buy the rights to building this incredible car rather than try to produce something similar, so that’s exactly what they did.
And here we have it, one of the quirkiest classic cars ever to have graced our roads, our 1962 BMW Isetta ‘Bubble’ Car.
A huge hit in the 50’s with over 160,000 units sold, ours being one of the later models, a 1962, means it has the upgraded high displacement engine, pumping out a massive 298cc, producing a colossal 13bhp. With a recommended top speed of 46mph and achieving an impressive 63 miles per gallon.
The Isetta was not popular in the UK until a three-wheeled version was introduced. Although three-wheeled vehicles are more prone to rolling over, there was a financial advantage: they could evade automobile legislation and taxation by being classed as three-wheeled motorcycles and could be driven with a motorcycle licence.
In 1962, Isetta of Great Britain stopped production of the little cars so ours being from the final year makes this very rare classic even more special. A very collectable classic, this lovely Isetta would be a welcome addition to any garage.
In the heart of Bentwaters, a former Royal Air Force station, lies our showroom.
Viewing strictly by appointment only. Our showroom is home to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions and our selection of the finest classic cars we’re proud to present for sale.
Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays can be arranged. To arrange a viewing please call Craig on 01473 742038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Finance can be arranged by a third party. We also offer a vehicle transportation service using our own Bridge Classic Cars covered vehicle options. A 10% non-refundable deposit will be required to secure the vehicle.
Final year of production
With only 2 former keepers
Original RHD, a real collectable appreciating classic car
Fun little micro-car
Returning 60+ mile per gallon