1960 BMW Isetta 300

Lot: 509

Sold for (£): 17,050
Offered for sale is a .298L 1959 BMW- Isetta 300 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 12 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 105 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Very rare BMW-Isetta 300 Microcar, just been totally restored...

  • Italian designed 'Microcar' built under licence by BMW
  • Purchased in Brighton and registered in 1960
  • 300 Model with sliding windows. 13bhp and 53mph
  • No expense spared restoration
  • Owned for over 12 years
  • Completely original body, no panel replacement needed


Lot Details

Registration: 735 XMH RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1959 Engine size: .298L
Make: BMW- Isetta Odometer reading (miles): 0
Model: 300 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: TBA

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 105 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Original panels, chassis shot-blasted and phosphate etch primed and painted black (at GKN Land Rover Plant Telford). Never welded. Original bumpers re-chromed. Underside as good as the topside.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Fully restored and reupholstered.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Rebuilt, new valve guides, cylinder honed and new piston rings. Engine starts first time and is very quiet.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Fully checked and new bearings fitted. Rear chain drive fully overhauled.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Brakes fully overhauled. All suspension fully overhauled


Minor: Major:


Fully overhauled

Vehicle History


No early service history. Restoration over past 12 years. Vehicle not driven on road except for road test on completion.

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history