Here’s a Cutie! A 1957 BMW Isetta, with 300 CC 4 cycle single cylinder engine, 4 speed transmission, and folding sunroof!
The very definition of a micro-car!
And this one is exceptionally nice, with excellent paint, straight panels, solid undercarriage, and nice bumpers and trim!
New Michelin Tires
Great in Profile!
Here’s the best part – the door opens to the front, with the steering column moving on a U-joint!
I love it! Note the shifter to the left, with the opening through the upholstery. And the emergency brake mounted on the round quadrant on the wheelwell
Here’s the shift pattern, and diagram for choke and heater controls
Nicely done interior!
The big improvement for 1957 was a 50CC increase to 300CC, and a steel connecting rod. The earlier cars had an aluminum connecting rod which apparently was known to fail! .
So, This car has the 300 CC engine with steel connecting rod. We can also see a slide type carburetor similar to motorcycles.
The undercarriage is pretty clean, and it’s been undercoated.
More undercarriage. The battery box has had some corrosion, that’s the only rust or rust repair I could find.
Nice wheels and tires. The hubcaps, however, look original and have some blemishes. Overall this is a very nicely restored car, but a few things like the hubcaps and the sunroof cover shrinkage keep it from being a show car.
Offered by the Vault Classic Cars Dealership, Fullerton, CA, call us at 714-401-1047
International customers are welcome to buy! We’ve sent many cars overseas.
THERE IS NO COOLING OFF PERIOD UNLESS YOU OBTAIN A CONTRACT CANCELLATION OPTION. California law does not provide for a “cooling off” period for vehicle lease or purchase contracts. Therefore, you cannot later cancel such a contract simply because you change your mind, decide the vehicle costs too much, or wish you had acquired a different vehicle. After you sign a motor vehicle purchase or lease contract, it may only be cancelled with the agreement of the seller or lessor or for legal cause, such as fraud. However, California law does require the seller to offer a 2 day contract cancellation option on used vehicles with a purchase price of less than $40,000, subject to certain statutory conditions. See the vehicle contract cancellation option agreement for details.
The prospective purchaser of a vehicle may, at his or her own expense and with the approval of the dealer, have the vehicle inspected by an independent third party either on or off the dealership premises. All Prices shown DO NOT include California Sales Tax, DMV fees, smog certificate on post-1975 vehicles, Documentation fees, and any late registration fees owed to DMV. Out of state customers are responsible to pay sales tax and any other government fees in their own state. Out of state customers are not required to pay California Sales Tax and DMV fees IF the car is shipped by ICC licensed carrier that issues a bill of lading. If you fly in and drive it home, we are required to charge Tax and DMV for driving on California roads! All signed contract documentation must be received AND full payment received before the car will be released to the new owner.
Sold AS-IS, with NO WARRANTY. Delivery F.O.B. Fullerton, CA. This car is sold Mileage exempt, meaning it’s not possible to know the original mileage. It is the buyer’s responsibility to either inspect the car in person or enlist the services of an inspector prior to sale. The car may have minor or major flaws that are not evident in the photos and description. Federally required “buyer’s guide”, marked AS-IS, NO WARRANTY is incorporated in this contract by reference. CONDITIONS OF SALE, 4 PAGES, are incorporated in this contract by reference. Buyer must provide seller with a copy of government-issued identification such as a driver’s license or Passport. Funds must come from the person shown on the identification, not a third party. .
We are happy to work with legitimate overseas buyers, and we can assist with getting the car shipped to most international ports. Shipping is at buyers expense, the car is sold FOB Anaheim, CA. There is an additional $200 cost to flatbed the car to any freight forwarder in the Los Angeles, CA area. Call us during Pacific Daylight Business hours at 714-401-1047.