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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 Body: Steel
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
No. Surviving: Horsepower: 13 Suspension Rear: Leaf Springs
Length: 90" Gearbox: 4 + rev Steering: Worm
Width: 54.5" Starter: Dynastart Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 700 lbs Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.80 x 10"
Interior: Bench Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 85 kph

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