Isetta 300

Bubble Car: 1958 BMW Isetta Moto Coupé Deluxe

The Isetta was an unusual microcar built mostly by BMW in the 1950s. Designed in Italy, the egg-shaped automobile was produced under license in a variety of countries, including Germany. It became known as the “bubble car” for its… more»

Bubble Car Survivor: 1957 BMW Isetta 300

Like Triumph’s Amphicar and Fiat’s Jolly, the BMW Isetta has a “coin of the realm” quality when it shows up at auctions. Once parked on the lawn at Bonham’s or Gooding, these cars are almost guaranteed to bring three… more»

Some Assembly Required: Pair of 1957 Isetta 300s

The Isetta was a quirky, Italian-deigned microcar built in several countries, including Germany and the UK. Due to its egg-shaped appearance and bubble-like windows, it became known as a “bubble car” and was capable of achieving 78 mpg on… more»

Egg-Shaped BMW: 1957 Isetta 300

The Isetta was a microcar designed in Italy but built under license in several countries, including BMW in Germany. It earned the nickname “bubble car” for its distinctive egg-shaped appearance and bubble-like windows. The little car was designed to… more»

Driving Project: 1957 BMW Isetta 300

Reader feedback from previous articles reveals that microcars like this 1957 BMW Isetta 300 are “take it or leave it” propositions. They appeal to a segment of the classic world, while others would prefer to walk than own one… more»

Micro Project: 1957 BMW Isetta 300

I’ve always believed that classic British sports cars make an ideal first restoration project for enthusiasts due to their engineering and construction simplicity. Sitting right on their tails are post-war European microcars because they offer those same features in… more»

Rare Drop-Top: 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Cabriolet

The average home garage is not the ideal location for a restoration project. This is especially true when the object of your desire is of a larger size. While a ’59 Cadillac is desirable, restoring one in that environment… more»

Bubble Car: 1957 BMW Isetta 300

The Isetta was an Italian-designed microcar built under license in several countries, including by BMW in Germany. Its egg-shaped appearance and bubble-like windows earned it the nickname “bubble car.” It would become the first mass-produced automobile to achieve 78… more»

Microcar Project: 1958 BMW Isetta 300

While America generally followed the “bigger is better” mantra of vehicle production in the years following the end of World War II, many European manufacturers had to adopt designs that were more, shall we say, modest. Microcars flourished on… more»

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