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Borgward Isabella TS De Luxe 4 Cylinder — 1958

One of the 1950's real luxurious cars with fine patina. The first owner was the managing director of Skultuna Bruk. This is a very unusual TS De Luxe model.

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"One of the cars from SparreHolm's classic car collection since 1985. Well kept in original condition, a rare and unusual model."

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Michael Luft
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"One of the cars from SparreHolm's classic car collection since 1985. Well kept in original condition, a rare and unusual model."


This Borgward Isabella is an unusual TS De Luxe model, that was bought new by the then managing director at Skultuna Bruk, north of Västerås. The managing director then drove until his death in 1978. After a long time at a museum in Västerås, the car later ended up in SparreHolm's classic car collections.
During his time in the collection it’s been rust treated with oil, the front suspension has got new anti-roll stabilizer and p-ends and shock absorbers. It has also received new brake drums and various other things. The paint is nice but not perfect and the interior is largely whole and complete.
Isabella, which was manufactured between 1954 and 1962, became a real bestseller in Sweden and competed directly with Mercedes Benz.
This specimen has its original interior that’s now nicely patinated. The engine must be started with Start gas because the car has been decommissioned since 2005. This Isabella needs a service and inspection/mot.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    54238 km 
  • Kw / hp
    55 / 74 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
    Red/White vinyl 
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    The right door can’t be opened from the inside. Battery is missing. The tailgate must be lifted when pulling the opening handle. Left door difficult to close. Underneath is the chassis in fine condition. The engine room is clean and tidy. The tires are 70%. Starts with Start gas.

  • Interior condition:

    Full and complete interior with normal wear. Steering wheel and other controls wear traces of wear. Left door card dirty. Two smaller holes on the driver seat backrest. Probably original mats that are a little worn. Smudges around the rear window. Edging around windscreen slightly damaged.

  • Exterior condition:

    Complete car with Semi dry rubber seals. Small rust bubble left front door, and other bubbles and cracks in clear coat. Small bumps and knock can be found. Worn windscreen and broken antenna.

  • General condition:

    Overall the car is in good condition and with a good service and inspection she ready to hit the road again.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus Avst 2005-07-18
Ursprungsbesiktning 1992-04-13 (regbes)
Datum i trafik 1:a gång 1992-04-13
Besiktningsperiod - 2006-05-31
Senast godk besiktning 2004-05-17
Skattebefriad Ja
Antal ägare 6

Facts about the model

The Borgward Isabella is an automobile which was manufactured by the Bremen based auto-manufacturer Carl F. W. Borgward GmbH from 1954 to 1962.
The Isabella was to have been marketed as the Borgward Hansa 1500 but the Isabella name was used on test vehicles and proved popular with engineering staff and media. The production car was subsequently renamed and only the first few hundred examples were built without Isabella badging. Hansa badging was also used through to 1957.
Despite its aspirational positioning in the marketplace, the Isabella had a smaller engine (and was marginally shorter) than its immediate predecessor, the Borgward Hansa. Late in 1952, the firm had launched their six-cylinder Hansa 2400 model. The larger car never found many buyers; but in 1954, it made commercial sense to keep the two models from competing too directly with each other.

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