The Isetta is a small city car with three wheels that was built by BMW back in the 1950s and it many ways it remains an icon for the Bavarians. The little three-wheeler was never known for its agility or performance, but that might change today.
Meet Isetta Dragster, a performance vehicle equipped with a supercharged 502 cu. in V8 engine from Chevrolet. With its 2-speed manual transmission and monster of an engine, the Isetta Dragster produces 730 horsepower. It also comes with a dual-circuit disc brake system, an AP balance bar for burnouts and….a new suspension system from the current generation BMW M3.
The car also sits on five-spoke wheels and B.F. Goodrich G-Force tires. At the rear, the Isetta dragster has a single 18-inch racing wheel with a Sumitomo HTRZ II tire, and a huge racing wing.
The car comes with a BDS supercharger, twin Holley 750 CFM double pumper carburetors, and Zoomies exhaust headers that can shoot four feet long flames. The dragster measures 12 ft. 4 in. in length.
This 1959 BMW Isetta Dragster is going to be put on auction at RM Auctions and when sold, it’s expected to cost the owner anywhere from 75,000 USD to 100,000 USD.