My Car Quest

November 22, 2017

A Great Barn Find: 1969 BMW 2800 Spicup

by Wallace Wyss - We like to think, being car enthusiasts, that when a carrozzeria builds a prototype, that it is treasured when it is lucky enough to be “liberated” after its show career and sold to private parties. But no. I cite the case of … [Read more...]

BMW M1 Race Car

by Mike - Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro and originally planned to be made by Lamborghini for BMW (unfortunately those plans fell through). The BMW M1 was made from 1978 to 1981 and is the first mass-produced mid-engined BMW with only 453 being … [Read more...]

BMW Concept 8 Series – Design Commentary

An evolution showing pressure from the Italians by Wallace Wyss - In the past BMW always “held back” from a pure design; that is to say, they would have a daring design but then edge toward practicality; pull back from the brink as it were. … [Read more...]

Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-BMW 2002 tii

by Mike - BMW 2002 tii Between 1962 and 1977 BMW made their "New Class" sedans and coupes which helped save BMW from financial ruin and set the company on the path of being a major sport sedan maker. The 02 series was made on a shortened … [Read more...]

The BMW 507 – They Should Have Made More

by Mike - What a guy that Max Hoffman was. He talked BMW into making the beautiful BMW 507 which we see here (photos from the Carmel Concours-on-the-Avenue in August 2016). From 1956 to 1959 BMW only made 252 examples supposedly … [Read more...]

The BMW 1600 GT (Glas)

by Mike - This little 1968 BMW 1600 GT was spotted at the recent Carmel Concours-on-the-Avenue during Monterey Car Week. BMW acquires products and technology In the mid-1950s BMW was having financial difficulties and decided to acquire … [Read more...]

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