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1960 BMW Isetta 300 Microcar 2,900 Orig. Documented Miles Concours Restoration

For sale: 1960 BMW Other Isetta 300

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Item location:
Costa Mesa, California, United States
Isetta 300
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1960 BMW Isetta 300

Only 2,900 Original Miles from New!

Recent Documented Concours Restoration

Stock #0710 VIN # 576438

2,960 Original Miles

Japan Red (311) on Cream Vinyl Interior

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Clean and Clear California title

Part of a Museum Collectio

The BMW Isetta was built from 1955 to 1962. It was wildly popular due to being one of the most usable microcars on the market at that time. Plus, t easily got 50mpg at 50mph from its 300cc 4-stroke motor (no oil mixing with gasoline required). As an alternate to scooters, his was a much more civilized way to get around town. Nearly 60-years later, hese tiny cars have caught the attention of collectors. Along with the Messerschmitts and Fiat Jollys, he Isettas have continued to grow in value. Although parts are plentiful, he restoration costs can become quite staggering, aking concours level examples with low miles exceedingly rare finds.

This example has a remarkable verified history. It was imported new by Goodwin Motorcycle Center in Lincoln, ebraska (official BMW dealer) where it sat in their showroom for years until the dealership closed. The first owner lived in Polk County, owa and decided to purchase the Isetta for his son to commute to college. In 1969, e found the advertisement for the car in their local Omaha World Herald newspaper (see attached pic). The car was being advertised with only 65 original miles.

The son did not drive the car much. He put less than 3,000-miles on it over a few years and ended up parking the car between his house and the neighbor’s. It wouldn’t be driven from the mid ‘70’s until recently. The recent owner (2nd owner) saw the car parked there in the late 1970’s. He tried to buy it from the original owner with no luck. Eventually the houses it was sitting next to got torn down and the Isetta disappeared for a couple decades. It reappeared in the 90’s in a nearby neighborhood. The 2nd owner tried again to purchase the car from the original owner, ut he wouldn’t sell it. Both did keep in touch over the years at that point. Finally, n June 29th, 006, he original owner sold the car to the 2nd owner with a documented 2,950 original miles.

Upon closer inspection, he miles were verified to be original and although the car sat outside for sometime and was cosmetically a bit tired (see pics), he body and chassis were very straight with no rust. For the next couple of years, his owner (who is a licensed private detective by profession) investigated and researched the complete history. He documented everything in a legal/signed affidavit that is notarized. He was able to get a signed affidavit from the original owner as well as a copy of the sales receipt. He was very diligent in helping document the original miles and history of this rare example.

The next step was to begin the restoration. He hired a local restoration expert named Owen White of Ainsworth, owa. The restoration took nearly 2-years. It was a full nut and bolt/frame off job. It is a high quality concours level restoration. The build was fully photo documented (see pics).

The condition of this Isetta is like new. It is nearly perfect. The body looks fantastic with minimal signs of use. There are just a few very minor paint flaws we found (see pics). The interior is equally fresh with hardly any signs of use (only 11-miles since restoration).

This microcar starts with ease and shifts nicely through the gears. It is a fun alternative to a Moped although it certainly does draw a lot of attention.

This BMW Isetta comes with the previously mentioned affidavits, arts catalog, owa license plate, estoration photos, nd an extra key.

The current California registration is good until December of 2016.

If you have any questions, lease do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

For tons of photos, o to: www.AutoKennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, ritten or implied. In some cases, he vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, he above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

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