Designed in Italy by Ermenegildo Preti and Pierluigi Raggi in the early 1950’s, the Isetta or “little Iso” has always conjured up fascination in the automotive world. With it’s small stature, bubble type windows and swing away door containing it’s steering wheel and instrument cluster; it’s definitely one of the most interesting vehicles ever produced. The “little Iso” has taken various versions since it’s introduction in 1953 in Turin, Italy. Versions from companies such as Romi, Velam, Iso AutoCarro and ultimately BMW have built some version of the Iso design.
At SweetCars, it’s not often that we get a micro-car such as the Isetta for detailing. But a certain special 1957 BMW Isetta 300 was in need of minor paint correction. The vehicle had been restored previously and was repainted in its original color. After some prep work and removal of certain items to aid in the correction process. This BMW Isetta, which by the way was in great shape to start with, was going to be taken to a different level of in terms of detailing. With the owner of this BMW, fellow SweetCars detailer Michael Barney, we set out to correct this traffic-stopping and head-turning lovable micro-car.-Mike Cardenas