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One of the cars that will debut with BMW’s recently announced i sub-brand will be a small, smart/iQ-sized urban runabout called the i3. While it will inevitably present a compact, eco-friendly footprint that will likely seat two adults and a midget or two, you can already find most of those attributes in this 1959 BMW Isetta 600 – the “limousine” version of Urkel’s car. From the seller’s description:
Produced with the intent to be an enlarged Isetta with even more power, the BMW Isetta 600 was the largest of the BMW bubble vehicles. This model was designed as a logical step up from the popular Isetta 300/250. Though the front end of the 600 looked just like the regular Isetta, the wheelbase was stretched to allow room for four passengers comfortably.
Featuring a much more powerful engine, the Isetta 600 came with a 582cc twin engine from the R67 motorcycle, and could achieve a top speed of 64 MPH. All-new semi-trailing-arm independent suspension was introduced, while a conventional rear axle was also added. This was the same suspension that would be found on every new BMW model for the next 40 years. It was also the last BMW model to use a frame. It is estimated that only 200 vehicles exist today.
147094: Offered here is an immaculate example of the very rare BMW Isetta 600 Limo. With a fit and finish comparable to a successful concours contestant, this unique vehicle certainly draws great attention to itself. The 600 was a recipient of an extensive frame-off restoration, with no expenses spared and no details overlooked.
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