the nickname "Rollende Ei" - the egg on wheels. BMW approachs the Italian manufacturer Iso Rivolta and his owner the county Rivolta, with the idea of acquiring the car manufacturing rights. Rivolta gives not only his rights, but also a good part of the manufacturing tooling. The car is presented at the 1955 Frankfurt Show, equipped with the BMW engine 247 cm3, 12 hp. It has later increased engine capacity, 298 cm3, which gives it an extra horse. The lightweight body, combined with the motorcycle engine, allows limited use, and the Isetta is not expensive to buy: 2580 DM, 500 DM more than the BMW R25 motorcycle with which it shares the engine . Between 1955 and 1962, BMW produced 161,728 Isetta 250 and 300 (including 31 700 units in 1956), making BMW the best-selling model so far. Elvis Presley had one and Cary Grant posed for publicity! The Isetta, proposed during our sale was fully restored. She regained its original specifications, both mechanical level as cosmetic, being dressed in his vintage tint. This is an exceptional piece that it is rare to find on the "micro-cars" market.
Dimanche 20 mars 2016 à 14 h30 / 68