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1959 BMW Isetta 600


Chassis number : 148545

BMW 1959 BMW Isetta 600 History Specifications
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Sold for $46,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM.
Sold for $24,640 at 2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours.
The original BMW Isetta, with seating for two individuals, was stretched to house four occupants, creating the Isetta 600 Series in 1959. It derived its name from the BMW R67 motorcycle-sourced boxer engine. It retained the prior Isetta's front-end design and front suspension but gained a new perimeter frame and the first-ever usage of semi-trailing arm suspension on a BMW motorcar. A right-hand side door added to the usability and the second row of seats double the vehicle's passenger capacity.

Approximately 35,000 examples of the BMW Isetta 600 were built before the more conventional-looking 700 replaced it in late 1959.

This particular example is finished in two-tone ivory over cream livery, with color-coded wheels and chromed bumpers. At some point, it received a thorough restoration. It is a European model which means it has the (arguably) more attractive bumper configuration. The 582cc overhead valve flat 2-cylinder engine breathes through twin carburetors and helps produce 26 horsepower. There are a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drum brakes.

This Isetta 600 spent time in the famed Bruce Wiener Microcar Museum. It has since been in long-term East Coast ownership where it has been serviced and well maintained.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2020

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2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $30,000-USD $40,000 
Sale Price :
USD $24,640

2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM

Sale Price :
USD $46,000

1959 BMW Isetta 600 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the BMW Isetta 600

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 BMW Isetta 600
Chassis#: 148545
Sold for USD$24,640
  2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1959 BMW Isetta 600 image  
1959 BMW Isetta 600
Sold for USD$38,500
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1959 BMW 600
Chassis#: 139166
Sold for USD$35,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1959 BMW Isetta 600 Limousine
Sold for USD$42,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1959 BMW Isetta 600
Chassis#: 134871
Sold for USD$35,000
  2015 Motostalgia Auction - Austin Grandprix 2015
 
1959 BMW Isetta 600
Chassis#: 134871
Sold for USD$23,500
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
 
1959 BMW Isetta 600
Sold for USD$24,200
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 BMW 600
Sold for USD$13,600
  2015 Silver Auction - Arizona in the Spring
 
1959 BMW ISETTA 600 LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$32,000
  2014 Mecum - Chicago
 
1959 BMW 600
Chassis#: 148175
Sold for USD$39,600
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1959 BMW Isetta 600 image  
1959 BMW 600
Chassis#: 133119
Sold for USD$63,250
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1959 BMW Isetta 600 image  1959 BMW Isetta 600 image  
1959 BMW Isetta 600 Limousine
Sold for USD$46,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1959 BMW 600
Chassis#: 600148545
Sold for USD$46,000
  2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM
1959 BMW Isetta 600 image  
1959 BMW 600 Isetta
Chassis#: 147094
Sold for USD$38,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1959 BMW Isetta 600 image  1959 BMW Isetta 600 image  
1959 BMW 600 Microcar
Sold for USD$23,100
  2011 Leake Auction - Dallas, Texas
 
1959 BMW 600 LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$25,850
  2009 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2009
 

BMW Isetta 600s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1959 BMW Isetta 600's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 BMW ISETTA 6001311442016 Coys Techno Classica $30,000$40,000
1959 BMW Isetta 600 2015 Mecum : Austin$25,000  
1959 BMW ISETTA5763732008 Silver Auction Arizona in January$19,000  

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1959 BMW Isetta 600 Profiles

1959 BMW Isetta 600 vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 147094
Engine #: 147094
1959 BMW Isetta 600 vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 133119
1959 BMW Isetta 600 vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 148175
Engine #: 148175
1959 BMW Isetta 600 vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 148545