This 1959 BMW Isetta 300 was reportedly kept in storage by its second owner from 1970 to 2019 before being purchased by the seller, who had the car refinished in red. The two-tone gray and white bench seat has been reupholstered. A non-running 297cc single-cylinder engine is paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. This Isetta project is now offered with a clean Illinois title in the seller’s name.

The car was reportedly repainted in Japan Red during current ownership, and the seller notes that the US-market front and rear bumpers have been removed and are not included in the sale. Additional exterior features include a foldable black canvas sunroof, sliding side windows, a chrome windshield-wiper assembly, and black bumper-delete covers below the taillights. The front door handle is pitted.

White-painted 10″ steel wheels with chrome BMW hubcaps are wrapped in Dunlop 4.80-10 tires. The seller states that the sidewalls exhibit cracking but the tires hold air. The front passenger-side hub is missing a stud.

The cabin is accessed through a single side-hinged front door, and the bench seat has been refurbished with replacement foam and two-tone gray and white upholstery. Gray trim is fitted to the door and side panels over a gray floor mat, and a spare wheel is located behind the seat.

A white three-spoke steering wheel fronts a 60-mph speedometer and a gearshift lever to the driver’s left. The five-digit odometer displays just over 15k miles, none of which have been added under current ownership.

The air-cooled 297cc single-cylinder engine is accessible behind a removable panel on the passenger side of the vehicle. The engine is said to turn freely, but the seller has not attempted to start it. The car has reportedly not been driven regularly since being put into storage in 1970.

A four-speed manual gearbox sends power to the rear wheels. Additional photos of the underside are presented in the gallery below. The seller notes that corrosion is exhibited on areas of the frame rails and other underbody components, and there are pinholes in the floor.

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