Tag: BMW

Day in the Life – Road Trip to Laguna Seca in the Worst BMW Z3M Coupe and Why it’s Near Perfect

I am convinced that car guys have the same life as doctors and lawyers.  Not in any responsible sense, but in the advice column.  Go to a dinner party with any of those three people and inevitably, someone beside you will lean over and either present their mole, their legal woe, or their car problem. …

Rebellious Youth – 1959 BMW R60 On Auction Now

Sold – $7,200 (Plus fees) Basking in the spotlight’s warmth during its grand debut at the Brussels Motor Show in 1955 was BMW’s newest mid-range motorcycle, the R60. Along with its siblings, the R60 premiered to the world as an auspicious torchbearer to its prosperous predecessors. An entirely redesigned frame augmented considerable improvements to driveline…

The Black Plate Beemer – 1965 BMW R50/2 For Sale on BaT Now

Sold – $9,100 (Plus Fees) Known around the world for their durable construction and mechanical longevity, BMW’s R50 models first established the reputation that modern BMW Motorrad is built upon. Over 100,000 units were constructed – in varying designation – throughout the R50’s nineteen-year production life. Although primitive by contemporary standards, their design – much…

The Low-Mileage M3 – 2011 BMW M3 Auction is Live

Sold – $32,000 (Plus Fees) BMW’s Motorsport division has won many accolades for its engine designs and near-flawless execution of vehicle enhancement without exuberant excess. While concocting the fourth generation M3 coupe (E92), BMW’s M Masterminds seemingly took their work home with them to make sure it came out of the oven perfectly. A new…

An Eighties European Expatriate – 1985 BMW 635CSi 5-Speed Live Auction

Sold – $23,635 (Plus Fees) Concluding its tour of service in 1975, BMW’s E9 platform was decommissioned and its replacement, the E24 began rolling off assembly lines. The direct successor to the E9, the E24 aimed to update the series for a new decade while resolving a longstanding issue with its predecessor, which was cabin…

The Executive Sports Sedan of the Eighties – 1988 BMW 535i For Sale Now

Bid to – $36,500 Sleek, elegant, and on the cusp of the technological future, the 5-series – since its introduction in  1972 – worked hard to inject enjoyable performance in a typically dull market area – the sedan. Then nine years after its original inception, the 5-series underwent some minor cosmetic and mechanical surgery to…

Individually Imported in the Eighties – 1979 BMW Alpina B8 For Sale Now!

Sold – $29,500 (Plus Fees) In Europe, from 1977 until 1980 the BMW Alpina B8 was available for purchase. It offered exciting enhancements over the standard 5-series with regards to performance and luxury. The late seventies were a time when Alpina was first beginning to dig its nails into BMW modification outside of racing cars…

An Incredible Iberian-Red 1979 Alpina B6 on Sale Now!

A mere five hundred and thirty-three Alpina B6 came out of Germany during the six-year run (1975 to 1983) of the E21 3 series. Finished in non-other than Iberian Red, this little number happens to be one of the first 100 made (62/533). Streaking down the sides are silver Alpina graphics perfectly highlighting the larger-than-standard…

The Microcar of Modern Europe – 1958 BMW Isetta 300 On Sale Now!

It caused a sensation at Turin in 1953 and became so popular that seven countries had their own unique iterations of the car manufactured. We’re of course referring to Italy’s Iso Isetta. The “bubble car,” as it was affectionally nicknamed, was the product of a social environment focused on prudent, resourceful reconstruction after the devastation…

Rare Four-Seater BMW Now On the Block – 1958 BMW 600 Auction Live!

As the success of the BMW Isetta 250 and 300 continued, BMW recognized the necessity to enlarge their product offering by producing a viable four-seater model. Still recovering from the devastation in post-war Germany, BMW was scrambling to retain ownership of their company and generate sales growth. The Isetta 300 was a turning point for…