The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a BMW Isetta. We make the process of selling your BMW Isetta quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Isetta was a microcar designed in Italy and licensed to other car manufacturers around the world, including German car maker BMW. The Isetta name comes from the diminutive version of ISO meaning “small.” It’s round, egg shaped body got it the nickname of the “bubble car.”
The BMW Isetta had a unique method of opening. Rather than having a door on the side that opened, The whole front of the car opens to the front, with a door hinged beside the steering wheel.
The car got incredible gas mileage. It had fuel consumption of 3 L/100 km or 94 mpg-imp or 78 mpg-US. Despite its small size, the 300 model could seat two and the 600 model could seat 4 people. They were capable of a top speed of 85 km/h or 53 mph.
The first BMW Isetta made its debut in April 1955. It was re-engineered around a BMW one-cylinder, four-stroke, 247 cc motorcycle engine. BMW re-engineered so many of the parts of the car that virtually none of the parts are interchangeable with other Isettas, made in other countries. 161,728 units sold in the few years they were made by German car maker BMW. It was the top selling single cylinder car worldwide.