1960 Borgward Isabella Coupe

Lot: 332

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Offered for sale is a 1.5L 1960 Borgward Isabella Coupe manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Glamorous 1960s German Coupé with lots of potential...


  • In genuine unrestored and serviceable condition. Road worthy and currently MOT'd
  • Dating from 1960, right-hand drive and, we are informed, UK-supplied from new
  • First registered to a lady on the south coast. Our vendor informs us that he is the cars third owner
  • Indicated mileage is 37,197 which may well be accurate but is not warranted
  • Finished in Kaffeebraun over Doverweiss (coffee and cream). Webasto-style sunroof
  • Tan interior is original and ideally needs new carpets and some restitching of the seat seams
  • New master slave and wheel cylinders, brake pipes and hoses. Wheels refinished and new tyres
  • Original dealer guide, owner's handbook, workshop manual and a Shell service sheet from 1960
  • Would benefit from some restoration to bring it back to its former glory but can be enjoyed as it is

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 17th and 26th June. Please contact Richard Greenhalgh on 07948 152 921 / richard@classiccarauctions.co.uk to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

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Lot Details

Registration: 701 XVD RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1960 Engine size: 1.5L
Make: Borgward Odometer reading (miles): 37197
Model: Isabella Coupe MOT expiry: 2020-11-24
Warranted: No Chassis number: 368159

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Some rusting here and there which have been touched up but no welding has been required. 



Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Needs new carpets and some restitching on the seat seams in places. 



Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Starts and runs well. 



Gears: Drive-shaft:


Column shift works as it should. 


Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The master slave and wheel cylinders plus brake pipes and hoses are all new. Wheels have been refinished and new tyres fitted. New track rod ends fitted. Chassis and floor were undersealed from early on and are in very good order.



Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Has original Workshop Manual, Dealer Guide, Owners Handbook, and a Shell Lubrication Chart/service sheet from 1960

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history