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1956 BMW Isetta Coupe / 493903 Vehicle Information

1956 BMW Isetta photograph

1956 BMW Isetta photograph

1956 BMW Isetta photograph

1956 BMW Isetta1956 BMW Isetta1956 BMW Isetta
Sold for $41,800 at 2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale.
The Isetta was developed in Italy by Industrialist Renzo Rivolta's Iso SpA. It was later license-built by BMW in West Germany, with development including adaptation of the Bavarian manufacturer's four-stroke engines led by Eberhard Wolff.

BMW launched the Isetta in 155 and its timing was perfect as it offered an affordable means of transportation along with achieving 50 mpg, an appealing alternative in the wake of the Suez Crisis.

The Model 250 entered production in early 1955 with a 247cc BMW single-cylinder four-stroke engine. It later evolved into the Isetta 300 with 298cc power for 1956.

This particular example is finished in period-correct light blue with a blue interior. The car was completely restored in the early 2000s before being acquired by the current caretaker.

This is a matching numbers, early 'Bubble Window' Isetta 300 powered by a 298cc air-cooled overhead valve single-cylinder engine. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014



2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $35,000-USD $45,000 
Sale Price :
USD $41,800

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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BMW Isetta Coupe

Model Year: 1956
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BMW Isetta Coupe

Chassis Num: 493903
Engine Num: 493903
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History
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BMW Isetta Coupe

Chassis Num: 604264
Model Year: 1956
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BMW Isetta Coupe

Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 427993
Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 499578
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Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 500678
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Chassis Num: 500812
Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 501377
Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 501957
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Chassis Num: 502242
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Chassis Num: 503831
Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 506947
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Chassis Num: 507984
Engine Num: 499476
Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 509090
Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 511136
Model Year: 1957
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Chassis Num: 585679
Model Year: 1957
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Model Year: 1958
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Model Year: 1958
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Model Year: 1958
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Chassis Num: 499930
Model Year: 1958
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Chassis Num: 500656
Model Year: 1958
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Chassis Num: 509322
Model Year: 1958
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Chassis Num: 510695
Model Year: 1958
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Chassis Num: 513555
Model Year: 1958
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Model Year: 1959
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Model Year: 1959

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Chassis Num: 427245
Model Year: 1959
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Chassis Num: 325326
Model Year: 1960
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Chassis Num: A11917
Model Year: 1960
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Model Year: 1961
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Chassis Num: 501585
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