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1955-1961 BORGWARD Isabella Coupé specifications


Generally considered to be Carl Borgward’s masterpiece, the Isabella Coupé was initially conceived as an image booster for the firm. The 2+2 oozes class, has a decent turn of speed and handles tidily with its all-independent coil-sprung suspension and rear swing axles. The unburstable engines even run happily on unleaded fuel without any alteration. A cabriolet version was also built, but these are much rarer. However, they are very highly thought of in Germany, and can easily fetch twice the price of a Coupé.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £1,874
  • Price (excellent)
    £13,500
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £5,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    21.8secs
  • Top speed:
    81.0mph
  • Power:
    60.0bhp
  • Torque:
    82.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4343mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2616mm
  • Width:
    1600mm
  • Height:
    1467mm
  • Weight:
    1080kgs

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