1958 BMW Isetta 300

Its name meaning 'little Iso,' the Isetta was designed and first manufactured by the same Italian firm that later produced the exotic Iso Rivolta, Iso Fidia and Iso Grifo. The Isetta was also built under license by both Velam in France and BMW in Germany and is credited as being the car that saved BMW. While exported to America, their small size, poor performance and unusual appearance made them an unpopular alternative to other economy cars and few were sold. Other cars that competed against the BMW in the 'micro-car' market segment included the German Messerschmitt, Italian Fiat Bianchina, and the French Mochet Velocar.

It was produced during/after WWII as an alternative to the Volkswagen bug. This vehicle was produced from 1955-1962.


Related Reading : BMW Isetta History

At a time when cheap, short-distance transportation was preferred by consumers, BMW introduced the Isetta in November of 1953 at Turin. One of the most successful microcars that were produced in the post-WWII years, the egg-shaped Isettas design originated in Italy. The Isetta received the nickname bubble car because of its bubble-like windows and its egg shape. Other nicknames for the Isetta were....
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1958 Vehicle Profiles

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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Chassis Num: 509322

The BMW Isetta was the brainchild of Renzo Rivolta, owner of Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A., an Italian company manufacturing refrigerators, scooters and 3-wheeled utility trucks. The vehicle's was designed as an affordable vehicle that was both easy and ine....[continue reading]

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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Chassis Num: 499930

The Isetta was built under license from Italy's ISO S.p.A. The 'Rolling Egg' Isetta (Little Iso) is said to be the car that saved war-devastated Bavarian Motor Werkes of Munich. It had a front-opening door and pivoting steering wheel. The little car ....[continue reading]

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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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....[continue reading]

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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BMW's 'Own' Isetta 300 was substantially re-engineered to the point at which no parts remained interchangeable with those of the Iso designed and built bubble cars from whence it came. Between April 1955 and May of 1962 some 161,360 BMW bubble cars w....[continue reading]

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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Chassis Num: 513555

This 1958 BMW Isetta 300 was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $20,000 - $30,000. It was offered without reserve. Power is from an 18.2 cubic-inch single-cylinder en....[continue reading]

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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The current owner purchased this Isetta from the original owner in 1996 with 3,000 miles on the odometer. It was all original besides one respray in bright yellow. The vehicle was restored to its original stock condition. It is a rare convertible wit....[continue reading]

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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Chassis Num: 510695

This BMW Isetta 300 is a numbers matching car with its original engine, which has 12,457 miles on the odometer. There is a suitcase on the rear luggage rack and has a history that dates back to 1978 when it was purchased by Robert King of Indiana. Af....[continue reading]

1958 BMW Isetta 300 vehicle information

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This BMW Isetta was purchased in December 2013 from OTC (Ohio Technical College) in Cleveland, Ohio. It was taken apart by the students 10 to 12 years earlier, and sat in a pile in the corner of the body shop. The car was mostly rust-free, and was lo....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: 509322 
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Chassis #: 499930 
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Chassis #: 513555 
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Chassis #: 510695 
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Concepts by BMW

BMW Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
31,627
May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
32,228
February 2019
23,558
January 2019
18,102
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Price Comparison

1958 Isetta 300
$1,050-$18,600
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Base Price : $1,050

Model Year Production

#1#2#3BMW
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)50,256
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)40,371
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)

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