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1957 BMW Isetta 300 Cabriolet Original, Survivor, Low Miles.

1957 BMW Isetta 300 Sliding window with rear Cabriolet

Make: BMW
Model: Isetta 300
SubModel: Cabriolet
Type: Convertible
Trim: Sliding window with rear Cabriolet
Year: 1957
Mileage: 08390
VIN: 500786
Color: Cream
Engine: 298cc
Cylinders: Single
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Teal and White
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Tuscola, Illinois, United States
Convertible, Sunroof

Description for BMW Isetta 300 1957

Hello and thank you, for looking at this rare, 1957 Isetta 300 Cabriolet.The story is, that the original owner purchased this at BMW of Kansas City in 1957, and used it to promote his night club, Bali Hai Inn, Lincoln, NE. The original color of Baby Blue, was immediately changed to the cream color you see here. The original paint is evident on the interior panels, as well as the inside of the engine cover, and original undercarriage. The cream color also was a better background for the fabulous, "Bali Hai" graphic, complete with a cool, South Pacific style font, and Palm Tree. The graphic was done by Jack McDonald Signs, Lincoln, NE. I have tried to contact the company, using Google, but the phone numbers listed, are all out of service.
Originally purchased to give a ground up restoration, but decided that the 1957 art work and color combination were too cool to destroy.
This is the first time the car has been offered for sale, in a truly public fashion. I have searched the web for another Cabriolet, currently for sale, and I believe this is the only one, that I know of, at least. Many of our auctions end with the Buy It Now, as our prices are fair, and our shipping quotes are very competitive, as well. We start all of our reserve auctions, very low.
Looking for a good home.Bid with confidence, as we have sold fine automobiles, from coast to coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, The UK, all over Europe and down under, in New Zealand. We are a tiny dealership, in our 26th year, that deals in vintage Jaguar, and other classics.
Let me know if you need photos of any certain spot. I will be glad to send them.
We can arrange safe, economical shipping to your door, domestically or overseas. Just send us your zip code, or preferred Port, and we will give you a shipping or transport quote. We ship Worldwide.
Thank you and good luck!Cooper Motors, LLCTuscola, IL USA(217) 550-3428On Mar-31-20 at 10:37:47 PDT, seller added the following information:

Our brick and mortar location is closed to foot traffic, at this time. So, I have decided to include FREE SHIPPING, to any location, with the Buy It Now. We are only open, to by appointment customers, and to assist in delivery or transport pick-ups. Transport companies are still moving. Thank you!On Apr-02-20 at 12:12:28 PDT, seller added the following information:

I did find another Isetta 300 Cabriolet for sale, in HMN, for $70,000. If you are looking for an Isetta Cabriolet, either to restore, or enjoy, this is the one. A full, Concourse restoration, on this example, even at the most expensive shops, shouldn't and most likely wouldn't cost more than $15,000. There is very little to these cars. Very simple design, and very little surface area to paint. Having said that, I think the hand painted graphics, tell a story. I believe the record, for an auction house price is $89,700. It was sold by RM Sotheby's in Feb or 2013. I have not found an Isetta Cabriolet, that sold for less than $50,000. in over five years. The most recent, a BAT auction, with a final bid price of $56,250.00 not including buyer fee.Good luck!