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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 2nd – 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach, California Auction. Please contact us for more information. 1959 BMW ISETTA 300 – VIN 579634 MILES SHOWING ON THE ODOMETER 359 CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLED BEAUTIFUL ZERO MILE RESTORATION LOCAL RESIDENT OWNED IN PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA BLACK PLATE ISETTA AS REGISTERED ON TITLE CANVAS SUNROOF BMW MADE WITH 300cc FACTORY ENGINE This 1959 BMW ‘California’ Isetta 300 Deluxe is an outstanding and completely restored example of the classic German-spec export Isetta. Featuring an eye-catching two-tone Japan Red over Ivory paint scheme, this BMW Isetta is certainly one of the most unique micro cars ever made. With its unique front door, its ‘egg’ shape body, and its massive 300cc/13hp motor with 4-speed manual gearbox, this is a classic micro car that has been steadily climbing in value. The paint and interior are gorgeous. The car received a complete mechanical overhaul with the intention of keeping everything correct and original. All mechanical components have been checked and/or disassembled or rebuilt. The car shifts through the gears correctly and it stops properly. You will have a hard time finding a better running and driving example. It is absolutely 1st rate and among the very best of the classic BMW Isetta 300 Deluxe. It has the very cool canvas sunroof! This is a rare opportunity to own an extremely rare classic BMW that is certain to increase in value. This fabulous Isetta, 579634, was in very good cosmetic condition prior to restoration – no rust, no body damage, and it started and drove. This 1959 BMW Isetta 300, finished in Japan Red over Ivory, presents extremely well and any collector or BMW aficionado will be proud to own it. The car’s origins were in Milan, Italy at the scooter and refrigerator company of ISO SpA, run by Renzo Rivolta. Called Isetta, or little Iso, the car was a startling, totally unconventional design that caused a furor at its introduction in Turin, Italy in November of 1953. From this influential debut, the brand was licensed to BMW of Germany, where it was viewed by BMW as filling a gap between their motorcycles and the luxury 501 models. The quirky little motocoupe, as it was called by BMW, became the dream of the working man.