1959 BMW ISETTA 300
A small but perfectly formed bundle of fun!
Ultimately, it was the humble, basic, cheap to produce, reliable, and affordable Isetta that allowed BMW to trade its way out of trouble. Between 1955 and 1962, when BMW launched its 1500 sedan — forerunner of the classic BMW 2002 — it produced around 160,000 of these so-called bubble cars, while other companies built them under licence in factories in England, France, and Brazil.
The owner of this lovely example had had a niggling urge to secure one of these little beauties since his student days. Years later, in 1995, he was in Whangarei and saw an Isetta in bright-green BP livery. After some swift negotiations, it was loaded onto a trailer and brought back to Auckland.
Thus commenced a love affair that has persisted to this day. The owner still can’t drive this car without a huge smile on his face!
Over the years, it has received a thorough overhaul and is warranted and registered for daily use.
First purchased in Auckland in January 1959, it has had 15 owners. The current custodian met one of them a few years ago, and he recounted how he used to drive it regularly from Whangarei to Muriwai on the west coast and back, a somewhat daunting prospect, as by no means could the Isetta be regarded as a highway cruiser.
It does, however, certainly relish regular use around town, and the main reason it’s being offered for sale is that the owner is not finding the time to use it enough.
This is an appreciating, useable, reliable classic car, easily garaged and serviced, and one that will repay further care and attention.
The car may be viewed in Devonport, Auckland.
For further information, contact Cam Calder: ph. 09 445 4328 or 021 244 2784, or email email@example.com.