RM Auctions will be offering a very unique and one-of-a-kind 1959 BMW Isetta “Whatta Drag” vehicle at the upcoming auto auction on February 16, 2013.
Hot Wheels introduced the Whatta Drag die-cast toy car in 1998 whose concept was based on iconic BMW Isetta bubble car. However in 2005 Bruce Weiner, a microcar collector decided to commission a life-sized and fully-functioning model of the car which gave birth to this one-off BMW Isetta.
Made using original 1959 BMW Isetta body shell, the three-wheeler Isetta Dragster is powered by 502-cubic inch Chevrolet V8 engine. The car features a BDS supercharger, twin Holley 750 CFM double pumper carburetors and Zoomies exhaust headers capable of shooting four feet long flames from the pipes.
Measuring 12.4 ft in length, the Whatta Drag comes with chromed five-spoke front tires while the single rear wheel is a custom 18×13 inch drag racing wheel with a Sumitomo HTRZ II tire.
This fully functional, life-sized replica which is completely a showpiece and strictly not meant for driving will go under the hammer on 16 February and is expected to fetch between $75,000-$100,000 US.