1958 Borgward Isabella Coupe LHD US Import good restoration project stunning car
Sale price: £3,523.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2017-09-19
Yvonne (from Leicester) offered 3200 gbp
jerry (from Hastings) offered 3450 gbp
jerry (from Hastings) offered 3450 gbp
A.Buseem (from United Arab Emirates) offered 2800 gbp
Car location: Shedfield, Hampshire, United KingdomSeller's notes: This is a restoration project, but the body is in good order, except for the normal Borgward areas, floor, etc. It has some body bumps consistent with a fork lift used during its shipping. It was imported from the US approximately 9 years ago, but has not been registered in the UK as yet, but all import duties have been paid.
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
This car was imported into the UK from Illinois. USA about 9 years ago by my Father-in-law. who sadly had an accident which left him unable to complete the restoration of his dream car (he owned a coupe back in the late 50's and early 60's). It has since been in my garage and covered from the elements and on axle stands whilst I then dreamt of getting her restored. Sadly the nagging voice in my head (the Wife!. ) tells me it unfortunately is never going to happen. So with tissues drying my eyes as I type this. here is the detail.
All import costs have been paid and we have the original US papers required for registration over here. It is a US spec vehicle. so although LHD. the speedo is in MPH.
This has great potential to be an excellent car. I am no expert. but from a restoration perspective it is pretty solid. Doors open and close well. with only the passenger door exhibiting a very slight drop when opening and I mean slight! I am trying to be as honest as possible.
It is the much sort after Borgward Isabella Coupe. which are rare as Borgward sadly went out of business in 1961. It is metallic silver in colour. but the black marks you see in the photographs are where I painted Kurust on any visible surface rust. to try and halt further decay whilst being stored. It has a rare Webasto steel sliding sunroof. the inside of which can be seen in one of the photographs.
This was running about 8 years ago and I have tried to keep the cylinders lubricated and moving over the years. It is still has its original 6V electrics. with most parts still with the vehicle. The only major parts missing appear to be the bumpers. a renowned rust area on Borgward's. The car is that original that it still has the original carpets. but they are only good as templates. the original jack and wheel brace are still to be found in their correct place in the boot.
Good bitsIt's a Borgward Isabella Coupe. these are rare to come up for sale and are getting more and more sort after. Original Blaupunkt radioSteel sliding Webasto sunroofStill has the original jack and wheel bracePretty complete restoration projectBad bitsNo keysThere are a number of places that need attention. in the traditional places of the footwells and some holes in the base of the rear wings and the sills. The front offside (passenger side) wing is corroded around the light housing and this light has had impact and broken the headlight lens and unfortunately squashed the chrome surround. The are a few knocks in the bodywork. commensurate with fork lift induced dents from the shipping. The spare wheel housing is corroded badly around where the spare tyre sits. No bumpers. Original Vinyl seat seats show their age with the vinyl being hardened and cracked in places. This is the earlier version with the big diamond emblem in the grille. this got smaller in around 1960 I think. These cars are rare and fast acquiring value. but more than that are stunningly beautiful in their design. Borgwards were way ahead of their years. with both the build quality and the level of engineering on these cars being amazing. This is a rare chance to own one of these Borgward Coupes that requires some restoration. but could be a beautiful car when finished.
You are biding to buy. not come and kick the tyres.
Buyer to pay £50. 00 deposit via bank transfer immediately upon purchase
Cash on collection please
Viewing is possible and welcome
Buyer will need to collect the car via trailer
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Jack, dated 25 september 2017
I'm interested in your car. Could you please send me your phone number.
from Andrew, dated 19 september 2017
I'm interested in this car. Could you please send me your phone number.
from graham, dated 12 june 2017
Hi did you sell the coupe ?
from Estefano Isaias, dated 14 october 2016
I'm interested in your car , i would like to contact you , please send me a telephone number or email
from Per Owe Owesen, dated 17 march 2014
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