Archive for the ‘Isetta’ Category

Live Coverage of Microcar Museum Auction

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

auction“Live” coverage of the RM Auction of The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum will be available Right Here.

Come back on Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 14-16
for a Live Blog from the Event and experience it as it happens starting at 10am EST each day.
Complete Auction coverage along with results as they happen, in real time.

The logs show that this site has simply been HAMMERED from around the world as, other than
the Live Streaming Video from RM,(now unavailable)
there was NO OTHER SOURCE for Auction Results and News
during the auction as far as I know.

Preview Day Click Here

Auction Day 1 part 1 Click Here

Auction Day 1 part 2 Click Here

Auction Day 2 part 1 Click Here

Auction Day 2 part 2 Click Here

if you want to walk around the Auction, try this YouTube Video

Vintage Microcars for Auction at Auburn IN 2012

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The following Vintage Microcars are set to be auctioned in Auburn IN during Labor Day weekend of August 31-Sept 2, 2012: click pics to go to detailed listings for cars,
AuctionsAmerica
and WorldWide both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”

AuctionsAmerica Lot 2158
1958 BMW Isetta
NOT SOLD on Friday, but now scheduled for Saturday? And this just in: Still NOT SOLD

AuctionsAmerica Lot 3061
1937 Handmade Bantam
sold $18,250

AuctionsAmerica Lot 3154
1957 Vespa 400 Euro spec
sold $17,500

AuctionsAmerica Lot 5134
1952 Crosley Hook & Ladder
sold $35,000

AuctionsAmerica Lot 4038
1958 BMW Isetta
sold $25,250

AuctionsAmerica Lot 5073
1958 BMW Isetta SW cabrio- this car has been for sale for many years, same photos NOT SOLD – what a surprise.

AuctionsAmerica Lot 5141
1960 Vespa 400
NOT SOLD

WorldWide Auctions Lot 163
1938 Bantam with trailer
sold for $28,000

BMW Isetta in 1996 film KALEIDOSCOPE

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

just a cameo in the film, but a bit of fun none-the-less, note that it is a British-built model, RHD etc.
Look to the bottom of the opening frame when the Isetta appears, is that red car a BOND?
tip of the hat to Joe Rodriguez for sending this along:

Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum up for Auction Feb 2013

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I’ll just leave this here:

 More information on The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction

Vintage Microcars for Auction at Monterey CA 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Results : The following Vintage Microcars were auctioned in Monterey CA during the weekend of August 16-19, 2012:
click pics to go to detailed listings for cars- prices shown are HAMMER prices.

note that ALL BONHAMS sales under $100,000 will have a 15% Buyer’s Premium added!
RM Auctions and Russo & Steele both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
while MECUM has a 6% Buyer’s Premium.
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”

Bonhams Lot 413
1967 FIAT 500F
sold $8000

Bonhams Lot 444
1960 FIAT 600 Jolly
sold $72,000

Bonhams Lot 460
1956 Citröen 2CV
NOT SOLD

RMAuctions Lot 204
1967 FIAT 500F
sold $37,500

MECUM Lot F43
1968 FIAT 500 has both 37K miles AND 59K actual miles!
sold $13,500

MECUM Lot F76
1957 BMW Isetta 300
NOT SOLD

MECUM Lot T95
1948 Crosley Woody Wagon
NOT SOLD

MECUM Lot T106
1959 FIAT 500 Jolly
sold $62,500

 

MECUM Lot T109
1958 Goggomobil TS400
sold $26,000

MECUM Lot T124
1961 Citroen 2CV
sold $14,500
now on eBay by a dealer for $35K!

MECUM Lot T159 1970 Bianchina Panoramica
sold $17,500

MECUM Lot T204 1971 FIAT 500 w/650 engine
sold $9250

MECUM Lot T222
1961 Messerschmitt KR200
“rare FMR model” ??? wtf?
sold $23,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2012
1957 BMW Isetta
NOT SOLD

Russo & Steele Lot 2128
1958 BMW 600
sold $27,500

Russo & Steel Lot 2169
1959 FIAT 600 Jolly
sold $70,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2183
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina
sold $32,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2189
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina
sold $37,000

1957 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist MO

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $7200
located in St. Louis MO

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/2464789980.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1958 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist TX

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

1958 BMW Isetta for sale – $6500
located in Plano TX

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/2447280400.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1957 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist MI

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $13,000
located in Madison Heights MI

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/2445095605.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1957 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist CA

Monday, June 6th, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $6750
located in Berkeley CA

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2427635135.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Underarm Isetta?

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Why does this pitcher have an Isetta under his arm?

This came from an actual advertisement. What was being advertised?

super rare BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist FL

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $45,000
located in Spring Hill FL

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/clt/2400800946.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

This seller actually has PROOF that this is a BMW Isetta, they sent the ID number to BMW and got confirmation that it is actually a 1957 BMW Isetta.

What really makes this car stand out is the configuration of the rear wheels and the type of engine that powers it. As previously mentioned in the eBay listing for this car that you can still see HERE, this car used to be a very very rare 1954 model.  The seller verified this because they “knew” someone else in the US that also had a 1954 model Isetta.  Also- “someone” from the BMW Museum in Munich stopped by to look at the car and confirmed that they did indeed have a rare beast. Never mind that the body was from 1957, this car had the PROTOTYPE ENGINE installed! Yes, prototype.  And that engine was a 2 cylinder engine. Additional photos sent by the seller show that the engine is stamped OMC.

click for larger version

Yes, that’s right, BMW had the Outboard Marine Corporation of Waukegan IL put a 2 cylinder engine in their early BMW Isettas.  It must be true because the seller said so!  This car is also advertised as completely restored.  You will not find a finer example of a BMW Isetta with a rare rare rare OMC outboard motor installed.

If that is what you are looking for, this is the car for you.

 

 

 

click for larger version

 

This engine is so powerful, they had to loosen one of the sprockets and remove the chain while sits because you never know when it will just take off and tear up the road.

These engine photos show the incredible attention to detail that was put into the restoration of this historic vehicle.

This is truely an amazing story.

Please don’t bother this seller with any questions, they only have time for serious buyers.

2 more BMW Isettas for sale – Craigslist PA, CA

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Two BMW Isettas for sale on Craigslist
Click pics to go to the listing,
if you get nothing, the listing has expired or the car is sold or something.

1956 BMW Isetta original paint located in Franklin Park PA $10,500

1957 BMW Isetta located in Yucaipa CA $2500 OBO

1958 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist CA

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

1958 BMW Isetta for sale $23,500
located in Monterey CA

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ctd/2408148534.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

3 BMW Isettas for sale – Craigslist

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Three BMW Isettas for sale on Craigslist!
Click pics to go to the listing,
if you get nothing, the listing has expired or the car is sold or something.

1957 BMW Isetta for sale located in Cortland NY $15995

1956 BMW Isetta for sale located in DuBois PS $8500

1957 BMW Isetta for sale located in Kansas City MO $5000 (this guy deletes his ad every couple of days for some reason...)

2 BMW Isettas for sale – Craigslist MO, KS

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Two BMW Isettas for sale on Craigslist
Click pics to go to the listing,
if you get nothing, the listing has expired or the car is sold or something.

1957 BMW Isetta for sale located in Leawood, KS $18,000

1959 BMW Isetta for sale located near Phoenix AZ $15,500


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