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1959 BMW Isetta 600

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The Isetta 600 used a semi-trailing arm rear suspension and was the first production vehicle to use this design. It was also the last BMW model to use a frame.

This model was designed as a logical step-up from the popular Isetta 300/250. Unfortunately, stiff competition from other 'conventional' small cars of the time resulted in poor sales and it's limited production.

It is estimated that only 200 vehicles exist today.

In 1995 this 600 was purchased as a package deal with another 600. Although this vehicle was missing its engine and transmission, overall it was fairly complete. Unlike its smaller brother, the Isetta 250/300, replacement parts for 600s are very difficult to find. Two additional 600s were eventually purchased for the few parts that were missing.

The owner's main goal was to restore the car back to factory standards, and to use as many original parts as possible. With exception of the paint & body, the owner was able to perform all of the work. Every part, nut & bolt, was taken off, stripped and painted. The mechanicals were not the biggest challenge, but rather the trim and upholstery.

Five years after starting this project, the car finally made it back on the street. Since then, it has racked up about 1000 miles a year.

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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
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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
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1959 BMW 600
Chassis#: 133119
Sold for USD$63,250
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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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
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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