1961 BMW Isetta 250
1959 was a time of change for the automobile market. While the Isetta was celebrated as having "the most value for money on the German market", statistics told a different story. Daily production was way down, and twice as many new Goggomobils were registered as Isettas.
The car received cosmetic improvements: a new sweeping script on the door, a new wide taillight casting ("swallowtail"), second wiper arm if ordered, and a headlamp flasher, as well as a different aluminum molding below the side window (where the two-tone paint came to now).
This car came from Bad Iburg and can be seen in several books.
Manufacturer: Bayerische Motoren Werke, Munich Germany
|Model: Isetta 250
||Motor: BMW, 4-stroke
|Years Built: January 1960 May 1962
||No. Cylinders: One
||Chassis: Steel Tube
|No. Produced: 250-26 646 300-15 338
||Displacement: 247 cc
||Suspension Front: Swing Arm
||Suspension Rear: Leaf Springs
||Gearbox: 4 + rev
|Weight: 700 lbs
||Electrics: 12 v
||4 Wheels: 4.80 x 10"
||Top Speed: 85 kph