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A few months back we came across this 1957 "Landespolizei" Isetta 300, and just had to have it. It sits in our warehouse amongst Series I E-type Jags, XK120's, Defender 90's, a Rolls Royce Piccadilly, Porsche 356's, and many other classic cars from around that era and it is without a doubt, the most popular car in here. Someone stopped by the other day to look at a 356, and ended up spending the whole time admiring the Isetta. It may not be the most exotic car in here, but it is by far everyones favorite. Probably because its smaller than an original mini and the German Police force used to drive them. I attached the story (description) of the car, and some photos. Enjoy!



"Offered for sale is an absolutely stunning, head-turning and ceaselessly charming 1957 BMW Isetta 300 "Landespolizei" model, finished in requisite and hard-to-find Police Green (Polizeigruen, BMW Color Code 758) over a tan interior. "Landespolizei" translates loosely to State Police, and as hard as it may be to imagine, many German local and federal agencies (including the State Police) utilized the small, albeit cost effective and dependable Isetta for any number of tasks. Featuring all of the correct Landespolizei insignias and fonts, an original and fully functional Esiemann RKLE 90 flashing blue light and twin, modulating Bosch Super tonesirens, this example is certainly an attention grabber, although for legality's sake we'd recommend not engaging the light or siren when on public roads. Of all the classic, collector and unique cars that we've owned, no one model garners more attention from other drivers and pedestrians than the BMW Isetta. And of all the Isettas that we've owned over the years, none have come close to drawing the attention that this Landespolizei 300 does. Thumbs ups, waves and requests for photographs run rampant. And perhaps the nicest aspect of that attention is that it's always accompanied by smiles ***8211; you just can't help but feel good in this car's presence.
Restored a few years ago, the car presents beautifully, its deep green finish consistent, deep and lustrous, free of any significant imperfections. The car's body is completely straight and its undercarriage is solid and clean, the car exhibiting absolutely no evidence of rust. The interior is also in great shape, the tan seat and interior panels showing only minimal wear, the correct rubber floor lining flawless and the canvas sunroof clean and fully functional. All the finished interior surfaces (steering wheel, instrument hub, e-brake, etc.) are also in very good condition, as is all of the chrome, including flawless new hubcaps on color-matched wheels that are wrapped in tires with plenty of remaining tread.
Mechanically the car is in excellent shape, its original one cylinder, four stroke 298cc engine starting easily and idling consistently. The car shifts well, pulling through each of its gears strongly, and it's also quite sure footed on the road, handling tightly on its incredibly short wheelbase and driving and braking straight. Surprisingly peppy, the car is as much fun to drive as it is to look at, although despite its livery, we're skeptical that you'll be pulling over any speeders on the Autobahn, as BMW rated the car as being able to reach a maximum of 53 MPH. The car has recently received a considerable amount of service, the brakes, clutch, flywheel and carburetor have all been gone through using only correct BMW parts. Everything works as it should and the car needs nothing to be enjoyed, save for a proud new owner.
Isettas have skyrocketed in value in recent years with auction examples of standard 300 models routinely fetching $50k+ and showing no signs of slowing. The Bruce Weiner Microcar auction held by RM Auctions earlier this year saw many rare examples knock on the door of $100k, including a similar 1961 Isetta 300 Police Car that sold for a whopping $86,200. As such, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a beautiful and solid example of a wonderful investment grade car, whether it be for the serious collector/investor, a promotional vehicle for a business owner or a unique driver for the weekend enthusiast."
 

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