The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum

The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum
15 - 16 February 2013
Lot 580

1955 BMW Isetta Jagdwagen (Hunting Car)


$14,950 USD | Sold

United States | Madison, Georgia



ID No.

A faithful recreation of the original hunting car owned by Kurt Donath, CEO of BMW.


Manufacturer: Bayerische Motoren Werke

Origin: Munich, Germany

Production: 1

Motor: 1-cyl, 4-stroke

Displacement: 295 cc

Power: 13 hp

Length: 9 ft. 4.2 in.

Identification No. 468206

A busy executive needs a way to relax after a long day in the boardroom. For Kurt Donath, CEO of the Bavarian Motor Works, happiness was hunting, and to please their chairman, BMW built him a “Jagdwagen,” or hunting car. Essentially a golf cart for the wilderness, this car was based upon a stock Isetta chassis and running gear, with custom bodywork designed as a mount for two gentlemanly sportsmen, and it offered space in which to haul home the spoils of a successful hunt.

The original Jagdwagen was long ago lost, but the Bruce Weiner Microcar Collection’s vast and varied Isetta collection would not be complete without one. The result is this car, a painstaking recreation constructed on an Isetta chassis, as the original was lost nearly six decades ago. It is virtually identical to the car built for Donath, and it is the ideal automobile for the BMW enthusiast who has everything…or a country house. Happy hunting!