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1958 BMW Isetta 300 Coupe Vehicle Profile

1958 BMW Isetta 300 photograph

1958 BMW Isetta 300 photograph

1958 BMW Isetta 3001958 BMW Isetta 300
Rebuilding of Europe during the decade following World War II created a huge market for a small, economical, short distance city car. The Italian firm of Iso SpA, manufacturers of utility vehicles including scooters and 3-wheeled lories, responded to this need when the Isetta 300 was introduced at the Turin Motor Show of 1953.

The name is a diminutive of Iso and suited the micro-car that was an instant success, unlike anything seen before, and went on to be built in many countries. Germany's BMW, struggling to rebuild from war's destruction, gained license to manufacture their version to the Italian design as a thoroughly re-designed model using the BMW 1-cylinder, 4-stroke motorcycle engine rated at 13 horsepower from 247cc, a considerable improvement from the Italian 2-stroke, 9.5 horsepower version.

Although similar visually, BMW's re-design made almost nothing interchangeable between the cars. Mated to the motorcycle 4-speed transmission, top speed of the Isetta 300 was over 50 mph and delivered about 63 miles per gallon of gasoline that was expensive, making the car ideal for infrequent, short distance driving. BMW built the 300 until 1962 with a total of 161,728 produced.

This 1958 model has been restored from a well-preserved original that needed only freshening of mechanicals and a new interior to return the car to as-manufactured configuration as an un-modified 300 as close to original configuration as could be achieved. Even its engine is completely original, having never been rebuilt from factory assembly.



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1958 BMW Isetta 300 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Chassis#: 511818
Sold for USD$28,600
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Sold for USD$36,300
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Microcar
Chassis#: 608128
Sold for USD$17,023
  2020 Bonhams : The Autoworld Autumn Sale
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Microcar
Chassis#: 12312
Sold for USD$13,856
  2019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Sold for USD$28,600
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1958 BMW Isetta
Sold for USD$33,000
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1958 BMW Isetta
Sold for USD$37,400
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1958 BMW 300
Sold for USD$58,300
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Deluxe Cabriolet
Sold for USD$32,000
  2017 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Sold for USD$27,000
  2017 Mecum : Dallas
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Sold for USD$33,000
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1958 BMW Isetta
Chassis#: 509322
Sold for USD$45,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
1958 BMW Isetta 300 image  1958 BMW Isetta 300 image  
1958 BMW Isetta
Sold for USD$29,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Sold for USD$30,800
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1958 BMW ISETTA 300
Chassis#: 573604
Sold for USD$27,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1958 BMW ISETTA 300
Chassis#: 510500
Sold for USD$24,200
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1958 BMW ISETTA 300 CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 502064
Sold for USD$33,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Sold for USD$27,500
  2016 GAA : October
 
1958 BMW ISETTA 300 CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 578467
Sold for USD$21,450
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1958 BMW Isetta 300
Chassis#: 508023
Sold for USD$33,000
  2016 The Finest : Aspen
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 BMW Isetta 300's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 BMW Isetta 300 2021 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1958 BMW ISETTA 300 2019 Leake OKC 2019$28,000  
1958 BMW Isetta 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Deluxe Cabriolet5006562017 Mecum : Los Angeles$37,500  
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Deluxe Cabiolet5006562016 Mecum : Monterey$35,000  
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Coupe 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$22,000$30,000$40,000
1958 BMW ISETTA 300 2015 Leake Auction Dallas$15,000  
1958 BMW ISETTA 300 2015 Leake Auction Dallas$18,000  
1958 BMW ISETTA 300 2014 Mecum Kansas City   
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Convertible 2013 Leake Auction Dallas, Texas$18,750  
1958 BMW Isetta 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$32,500  
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Coupe Cancelled Lot 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis   
1958 BMW ISETTA 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$31,000  
1958 BMW ISETTA CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$30,000$35,000$45,000
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Coupe 2010 Mecum Auctions St. Charles Auction$25,500  

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Model Year: 1957
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Model Year: 1957
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Model Year: 1957
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Model Year: 1958
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Model Year: 1959
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Model Year: 1959

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