Despite their high-end performance, your average modern-day BMW looks exactly like that – pretty average. But older models have a good deal more charm. Like this BMW E3 2500 Auto, for example.
One thing is for sure, driving this BMW Isetta 300 Saloon bubble car will get you noticed on the road.
A real head-turner, although this 1959 BMW Isetta 300 Super Plus bubble car guaranteed to spread a little happiness wherever it goes.
A left-hand drive, it's completely restored. In fact, it's pretty much completely re-built, according to the write-up. Although you would be hard pressed to tell, with the car looking every bit the original. See the listing for all the details of what has been upgraded or replaced.
Whether that 298cc will get you around fast enough, only you will know. But if you want some attention on the road or like the idea of owning a classic you can display at various shows and gatherings, this could be for you. £6,400 is the opening price.
According to the Der Spiegel site, BMW's Mini offshoot is moving into the scooter market. Specifically the electric scooter market – and with a retro twist.
As you can see from the image above, the company has already given the 'mod treatment' to one of its new bikes, described as 'a new generation of scooters', which will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. The mod version is described as the 'Anglophile' and is being pitched at 'modern-day mods'. Eco-friendly ones anyway.
Back in 2007, we featured the Irbit Ural retro motorbikes and sidecars and this week, the company got in touch to tell us it has launched a 'new' model. Specifically, the Ural Patrol T motorbike and sidecar.
If you missed it first time round, the Urals are new-builds (using modern parts) out of Siberia, but now sold via the US, with designs dating back to the middle of the 20th century and based on BMW bikes of the time.
Not exactly the sexiest car on the road, but if you were to drive round your local car in this BMW Isetta 300, you'll get more attention than any other BMW around.
Originally dating to 1958, the car was bought in the UK, then shipped over to Poland for professional restoration. Check out the pictures on the site for many shots of the finished vehicle, it really does look like something special. It's even got the original number plate.