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1956 BMW Isetta Coupe / 604264 Vehicle Information

1956 BMW Isetta photograph

1956 BMW Isetta photograph

1956 BMW Isetta1956 BMW Isetta
Sold for $27,492 (€21,280) at 2012 RM Auctions at Monaco.
The BMW Isetta is often regarded as the car that saved BMW and a vehicle that was born out of necessity. The 1950s saw an oil shortage in Europe, declining motorcycle sales, and a burgeoning middle class. This opened the way for the microcar craze. The Isetta marked the second time in BMW's history that BMW built a vehicle under license as a means of getting into production quickly. The two-seat vehicle with tubular chassis and unique front opening door became known as 'das rollende Ei'–the rolling egg.

BMW approached the Italian company Iso and its designer/owner Count Rivolta with the idea of purchasing the rights to build the car. Along with the production rights to the Iso, the company also sold much of the body tooling as well.

The new BMW made its debut at the 1955 Frankfurt Auto Show. It had its own 12 horsepower, 247cc four-stroke engine, later upsizing it to 298cc and adding one additional horsepower. Between 1955 and 1962, BMW produced 161,728 Isetta 250 and 300 models (including 31,700 in 1956), making it BMW's best-selling model to date.

This BMW Isetta 300 was given a restoration in 2010. The car has been driven just 721 kilometers since its restoration. The odometer shows 57,924 km. The 298cc air-cooled overhead valve single-cylinder engine offers 13 horsepower and is mated to a four-speed manual transmission with chain/sprocket drive.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Monaco sale presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for €22.000-€28.000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of €21.280 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2012



2012 RM Auctions at Monaco

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€22,000-€28,000 
Sale Price :
USD $27,492 (€21,280.00)

1956 BMW Isetta Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 BMW ISETTA 300
Chassis#: 494153
Sold for USD$34,100
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 BMW ISETTA 300
Chassis#: 494153
Sold for USD$27,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300 Bubble Window Z-Bar
Chassis#: 494210
Sold for USD$25,200
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 BMW ISETTA
Chassis#: 493985
Sold for USD$32,450
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1956 BMW ISETTA 300Z J30
Chassis#: 493634
Sold for USD$33,500
  2016 GPK Auctions - Atlantic City
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300 'Bubble Window' with Z Molding
Sold for USD$35,200
  2015 Auctions America : Hilton Head
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300Z J30
Chassis#: 495108
Sold for USD$40,700
  2015 Motostalgia Auction - Indianapolis Brickyard
 
1956 BMW ISETTA CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 494089
Sold for USD$93,500
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300 Convertible
Chassis#: 494599
Sold for USD$68,200
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300 Bubble Window
Sold for USD$26,500
  2014 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300 'Bubble Window' (Z Molding)
Sold for USD$42,900
  2014 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300
Chassis#: 493903
Sold for USD$41,800
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1956 BMW Isetta image  1956 BMW Isetta image  
1956 BMW Isetta 300 'Bubble Window'
Sold for USD$39,050
  2013 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1956 BMW Isetta 'Bubble Window' Cabrio
Chassis#: 495137
Sold for USD$89,700
  2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300 'Bubble Window'
Chassis#: 494153
Sold for USD$37,375
  2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300
Chassis#: 415857
Sold for USD$12,650
  2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300
Chassis#: 515013
Sold for USD$30,000
  2012 Mecum - Anaheim, CA
 
1956 BMW Isetta 300
Chassis#: 604264
Sold for USD$27,492
  2012 RM Auctions at Monaco
1956 BMW Isetta image  1956 BMW Isetta image  
1956 BMW Isetta Bubble Coupe
Sold for USD$29,700
  2012 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale, Fl
 
1956 BMW ISETTA 300 MOTOCOUPE
Chassis#: 494340
Sold for USD$35,200
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 BMW Isetta's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 BMW Isetta 2021 Mecum : Chicago$38,000  
1956 BMW Isetta 2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring   
1956 BMW Isetta 300 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$30,000  
1956 BMW Isetta 300 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$32,500  
1956 BMW Isetta 300 2013 Coys Athena, Greece $15,000$20,000
1956 BMW Isetta Coupe 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction   

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BMW Isetta Vehicle Profiles
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Model Year: 1956
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Chassis Num: 493903
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