This very uncommon BMW 600 spent years as an exhibit in a museum collection and was recently ‘released back into the wild’ at a microcar auction. In order to make the vehicle roadworthy again, it was thoroughly recommissioned with new clutch, brakes, shocks, new gas tank, rebuilding of the carburetor and new Vredestein 145 SR 10 Sprint Classic tires.
The slender bumpers, unique to the European version of the 600, were re-chromed. For a microcar of the period, the 600 could be considered to be the most advanced. BMW actually designed and manufactured the 600, as opposed to the common ISO-built 300 Isetta. The 600 was the first BMW to use independent semi-trailing arm rear suspension, a feature that was part of BMW design until the 1990s. It is a 4-wheel, 4-passenger vehicle with side-opening as well as front-opening doors, with a four-speed gearbox and a 600cc 2-cylinder engine producing 19.5 horsepower.
Quoted top speed was just a tick above 60 mph. Originally titled in the UK, this BMW 600 comes complete with the original registration book dating back to 1959, which authenticates the as-built colors to be white and gold, as it appears today. Also included is a factory BMW 600 parts manual. You’ll have the only one on your block!
Can be seen and driven just outside of Washington, DC.