BMW’s experimentation in the economy car market started long before they acquired the Mini brand — in fact, it started with the Isetta minicar and later moved to rear-engine aircooled BMW 600 and 700 models. This next 700 saloon looks strangely similar to a Glas Isar/Goggomobil T700, but this was before BMW’s acquisition of Hans Glas GmbH and purely coincidence. Find this 1960 BMW 700 with VW engine offered for $10,000 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
The BMW 700 was an economy car designed by Giovanni Michelotti and built from 1959 to 1965. Following a cue from the Fiat 500, the BMW 700 was both unitbody construction (a first for BMW) and engine was placed in the back. Find this 1961 BMW 700 offered for $11,500 in Pueblo, CO via craigslist. […]