Blog Posts Tagged with: BMW
Gracefully Easing into a Coveted Classic
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Sometimes older, cooler, slower and simpler is indeed better
by Stephen Serio
Why buy a 35-year-old BMW 2002 when so many faster, newer and slicker BMWs purr all over the place? Well, who needs fast and new when you can have so much more?
The legendary David E. Davis led the charge for the BMW 2002 in 1968, when he wrote: “To my way of thinking, the 2002 is one of modern civilization’s all-time best ways to get somewhere sitting...
The Uber-Rare BMW 507
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Originally conceived to fill the gap between the very expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the cheaper MGs and Triumphs, the 507 almost bankrupt BMW. The initial business plan was very sound: create a mid-level, attactive roadster with ample power and the market will respond. BMW banked on this plan and anticipated production of at least 5,000 units per year. In fact, BMW thought the 507 would be the vehicle to reinvigorate its sports-car...
1972 BMW 2002 Tii - The Cult Car
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Looking for an entry ticket into the BMW 2002 club? We've found just the ticket you're looking for on eBay Motors. If you're familiar with this particular BMW, you know that the Tii is the most sought-after version of the 2002. When first produced, the Tii was fitted with a SOHC 4 cylinder engine fed by Kugelfisher mechanical fuel injection. It put out about 130 hp and had a top speed of around 118mph. Nowadays...
BMW 2002 (Yes, that's the model - not the year)
Monday, July 16th, 2012
Initially launched in 1968, the 2002 was BMW's crucial entry level car. The 2002 was also the predecessor to the 3 Series sedans we all know and love. With its compact body style and the fiery 130 horsepower fuel-injected tii version, this was the car that made BMW's reputation in America. An automatic transmission was a relatively common option, but they're now less popular, as they're less fun to drive than the manual-equipped...
Good Thing in a Small Package - The Isetta
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Impeccably restored and quite possibly the cutest of all the "micro-cars", we've found you a stunning 1959 BMW Isetta 300 for sale. If you're looking to meld the collector car hobby with fuel economy, this is certainly the car to consider. Just imagine - 60MPG from a car built in an age when big was boss (at least here in the US). So while the V8 guys pump their brightly colored muscle machines full of high-test,...
The Beloved BMW Isetta
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Initially released in 1953 by Iso Spa, a refrigerator manufacturer, the Isetta hit the ground with the intention of being a small, cheap and reliable "city car". The little Isetta proved to be wildly successful and was licensed for production in several countries including Germany. BMW picked up production from 1955 to 1962. By '55 the market for cheap, basic, weatherproof transport was huge and BMW was in the right place at...
Hard to Find: 1959 BMW 502 "Barockengel"
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Want to find a needle in a haystack? If so, start looking for a classic BMW 501 for sale anywhere in the world. It appears that even the modern-day Mecca of car sales, eBay Motors, has only passed nine of these Bavarian beauties through their website with the last one selling last year around this time. Come to think of it, we're not sure if we've ever seen a 501 in person - and we go to plenty of shows throughout the year....
The BMW 501 - Germany Getting Back on Track
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
At the time it was launched, the BMW 501 was a sensation. BMW had gotten back on its feet rapidly after the war but everyone was amazed to see it come back with a massive six-cylinder sedan stuffed with luxury goodies. The 501 was produced from 1952 through 1958 and was first introduced to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Looking much like a Bentley (oops, did we say that?), the 501's rather grand styling inspired its...