This week’s ‘ebay’s cool of the week’ is a 1968 BMW 1600 GT. A very rare car being that there were only 1209 of them ever made.
The BMW 1600 GT designed by Pietro Frua for Hans Glas from the Glas Factory in Digolfing-Germany. Hans Glas was a famous owner of the Glas factory and was producing the Gogomobile cars, and the Glas 1300 and 1700 designed by Pietro Frua ( Maserati, Rolls Royce Corniche, and other cars designer). When BMW bought the factory from Hans Glas, the engineers looked at the Glas 1700, changed the engine for the BMW 1600 and renamed the car as BMW 1600 GT.
Not a terribly “fast” car. With an estimated top speed of 117mph and 0-60 in about 9.2 sec, it would beat a Karmann Ghia but thats not why you would buy this car. You would buy it because it’s beautiful and rare… and because simply you can. Apparently only about a fourth of the original 1209 are left in the registry which means it does qualify as a “collector’s piece.” It was never introduced to the states for that year either.
This one is currently on ebay though it isn’t the first time. Apparently it was listed awhile back with a BIN of around 60k…
The owner from Brazil explains that the car has the matching numbers engine, run and drive very well, just restored car. The BMW 1600 GT is restored with some features like the new inox gas tank, red original new leather, new Continental EcoContact 3 175/70 R 14 84T tires, window chromes are not re-chromed (originals), and paint has a little dots.
Ebay link HERE
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