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1961 BMW-Isetta 250 For Sale

32,500 As stated

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Price 32,500As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make BMW-Isetta
Year 1961
Mileage 53,233 Kilometres
Country Netherlands
Region International
Status Trade
Ref C1450910
Specific information:
Very good condition. Completely original and unrestored. You rarely come across this. The car has a brown checkered upholstery. It also looks perfect on the inside because it has only 53, 000 km on the clock. A beautiful unrestored BMW micro car for the enthusiast.

Price in € 32. 500,=

General information:
BMW Isetta 250:
The egg-shaped Isetta caused a sensation when it was introduced to the motoring press in Turin, Italy in November 1953, because it was unlike anything seen before and today is widely regarded as the best microcar ever, it is certainly the archetypal 'bubble car'. ' and is today recognized worldwide and loved by classic car collectors and microcar enthusiasts alike. The totally unconventional design caused a furore when it was introduced in Turin and this influential debut grew a number of licensed locations around the world, the most famous being BMW in Germany, where it became obvious to go to the working man's car. and by November 1955, ten thousand had been built.
Small, only 7. 5 ft. long and 4. 5 ft. wide and egg-shaped, with bubble-like windows, was seen by BMW as a gap between their motorcycle range and the luxury 501 models and the entire front of the car hinged outwards to allow access . In the event of an accident, the driver and passenger had to exit through the canvas sliding roof. The steering wheel and instrument panel swung out with the single door, as this made access to the single bench seat easier. The seat provided reasonable comfort for two occupants and a small child. Behind the seat was a large parcel shelf with a spare wheel underneath. A heater was optional and ventilation was provided by opening the fabric sunroof.
Initially, the power came from a 236 cc (14. 4 cu in), 7. 1 kW (9. 5 hp) 2-stroke motorcycle engine and a manual transmission with four forward and reverse speeds. A chain drive connected the gearbox to a solid rear axle with a pair of closely spaced 25 cm (10 in) rear wheels. The first prototypes had one wheel at the rear, but with a single rear wheel the car was prone to tipping over, so the rear wheel arrangement was changed to two wheels spaced 48 cm (19 inches) apart. This narrow track eliminated the need for a differential. The Isetta took more than 30 seconds to reach 50 km/ h from a standstill. Top speed was only about 75 km/ h (47 mph). The fuel tank held only 13 liters (3. 4 US gal; 2. 9 imp gal).
In 1956, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany changed the regulations for motor vehicles. From that moment on, class IV driving licenses could only be used to drive small motorcycles and no longer to drive motor vehicles with a capacity of less than 250 cc. At the same time, the maximum allowable capacity for the load category of the Isetta was 300 cc. This regulatory change encouraged BMW to revise their Isetta microcars. In February 1956 a 300cc engine was introduced. The engineers enlarged the single-cylinder engine to a diameter of 72 mm (2. 8 in) and a stroke of 73 mm (2. 9 in), giving a displacement of exactly 298 cc; at the same time they increased the compression ratio from 6. 8 to 7. 0:1. As a result, the engine power increased to 10 kW (13 hp) at 5200 rpm, and the torque increased to 18. 4 N?m (13. 6 ft?lbf ) at 4600 rpm. The maximum speed remained at 85 km/ h (53 mph), but there was a marked increase in flexibility, especially noticeable on slopes and in October 1956 the Isetta Moto Coupe DeLuxe (sliding window Isetta) was introduced. The bubble windows were replaced with longer sliding side windows.
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