1958 BMW 600 Coupe / 129296 Vehicle Information

1958 BMW 600 photograph

1958 BMW 600
Coupe
Chassis #: 129296
Engine #: 129296
Sold for $55,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
Bayerische Motoren Werk purchased Italian industrialist Renzo Rivolta's Isetta minicar enterprise in 1954. Prior to World War II, BMW had been a manufacturer of motorcycles and sports cars. After the war, they were in precarious circumstances as their Munich factory had been destroyed, and their plant in Eisenach lay in Soviet territory. Car manufacture did not resume until 1952, and it consisted of a single model, the 501. The car was nicknamed the 'Baroque Angel,' for its swoopy line. Unfortunately, sales languished, leaving BMW in need of a lower-priced model. So the company went to the other extreme, acquiring the rights to the small one-door Isetta. The 'bubble car' was given a four-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine, and in the next 15 years, they sold more than 160,000 of them.

The market the vehicle to an even wider audience, the Isetta was enlarged to allow seating for four. It was given a right-side door for the rear seat and a 582 cubic-centimeter flat-twin engine from the R67 motorcycle and mated to a four-speed gearbox. The front suspension was from the Isetta, as was the refrigerator-style front door, and new semi-trailing arm independent suspension was derived for the rear. Between August of 1957 to 1959, around 35,000 examples were built.

This example is a rust-free Colorado car which is powered by its original matching-numbers, and it has had only two owners from new. The car was stored for three decades by a dealer in Longmont, Colorado, and was given a restoration in 20013 at Agger Automotive in Englewood, Colorado. The work was a nut-and-bolt process that included a full mechanical rebuild. Upon completion, the car was painted in white over blue, and it is fitted with a cloth upholstery in two shades of grey.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014


2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $50,000-USD $80,000 
Sale Price :
USD $55,000

1958 BMW 600 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 BMW 600 'Micro Car' Saloon
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1958 BMW Isetta 600
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  2019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1958 BMW Isetta 600 Limo
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  2016 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1958 BMW 600
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  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1958 BMW 600 image  1958 BMW 600 image  
1958 BMW ISETTA 600
Chassis#: 124770
Sold for USD$37,400
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
 
1958 BMW Isetta 600 Limo
Sold for USD$39,600
  2014 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1958 BMW Isetta 600 Limo
Chassis#: BMW124479
Sold for USD$39,600
  2014 The 7th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1958 BMW 600
Chassis#: 129296
Sold for USD$55,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1958 BMW 600 image  
1958 BMW ISETTA 600 MORETTI
Sold for USD$58,237
  2013 Artcurial Motorcars - Monaco 2013
 
1958 BMW 600
Chassis#: 128221
Sold for USD$24,776
  2013 H & H - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1958 BMW 600
Chassis#: 34318
Sold for USD$92,000
  2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM
 
1958 BMW Isetta 600 Motocoupe
Chassis#: 150261
Sold for USD$30,250
  2012 Russo & Steel - Monterey
1958 BMW 600 image  1958 BMW 600 image  
1958 BMW Isetta
Sold for USD$19,800
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1958 BMW 600 Isetta
Chassis#: 150261
Sold for USD$38,500
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
1958 BMW 600 image  1958 BMW 600 image  
1958 BMW 600 Isetta Coupe
Sold for USD$17,500
  2010 Mecum Auctions - St. Charles Auction
 
1958 BMW 600
Chassis#: 122850
Sold for USD$74,250
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1958 BMW 600 image  1958 BMW 600 image  
1958 BMW 600
Sold for USD$33,000
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 
1958 BMW 600
Sold for USD$39,600
  2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions
 
1958 BMW 600 LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$33,000
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
 
1958 BMW 600 MICROCAR LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$44,000
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2007
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 BMW 600's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 BMW 600 Limousine1245182016 Historics at Brookland $34,000$40,000
1958 BMW Isetta 600 2014 Auctions America : California$28,000  
1958 BMW Isetta Convertible 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall   
1958 BMW 600 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$30,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the BMW 6001958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 129296
Engine Num: 129296
Chassis information for the BMW 6001958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 150261
Chassis information for the BMW Isetta 6001959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 133119
Chassis information for the BMW Isetta 6001959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 147094
Engine Num: 147094
Chassis information for the BMW Isetta 6001959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 148175
Engine Num: 148175
Chassis information for the BMW Isetta 6001959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 148545


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