Woodward Dream Cruise: BMW Isetta 600 V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

Yes, this is a little BMW Isetta 600 with a supercharged V8 strapped to the back of it. I saw this car a few times over the course of my summer in Detroit, Michigan, and it was a showstopper every time. I finally caught up with the owner at the Woodward Dream Cruise, and he was hppy to tell me about the car. From what I can remember it has a supercharged Rover V8 and puts down around 300rwhp. That is a staggering amount for such a small car, and even more staggering for those tiny tires. The owner said he doesn’t really drive it fast because it cannot handle well with all that rearward weight, but as a cruiser it turns more heads than anything on the road. Obviously this BMW hot rod is completely unique, with custom airbrushing on top of its custom mechanical setup. This is just a fun car all around, and it was awesome to see in person. Enjoy the gallery.

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

BMW Isetta V8 Hot Rod

-Nick Walker

3 thoughts on “Woodward Dream Cruise: BMW Isetta 600 V8 Hot Rod”

  1. Fabulous. And just the front door to escape through when that snarling beast of an engine decides to riot. I remember a cousin of mine having an original one of these back in the 60’s. Comparing his with the V8 custom is like chalk & cheese. Just shows what you can do with a bit of imagination. Thanks for sharing.

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