BMW Isetta rides into Chicago


There are cool cars aplenty on Michigan Avenue – from Aston Martin to Vanden Plas, but perhaps the coolest, most unique car on the Avenue has just landed in the Gamin Store!

A fully restored, 1959 BMW Isetta 300 is getting a lot of attention from all who pass by.

Originally designed in Italy, it became known as "The Bubble Car." Of the 136,367 Isettas manufactured by BMW, 8,500 were exported to the U.S. of which about 1,000 survive today. It has a 298cc 13 HP engine, and seats two comfortably…if you are not an NBA player.

In fact, Elvis Presley bought a Red Isetta as a Christmas gift for his manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker. I wonder if it was tucked under his tree! Speaking of gifts, our Isetta is gifted with the newest nüvi 200W Personal Navigation Device. There’s no better way to say "Love Me Tender," than with a nüvi!

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