1967 BMW 1600 GT Convertible

Dec 21, 2018

Category: Rides

In the late 1960s, BMW was on the cusp of buying Southern Bavaria’s Glas, who had released two Frua-style GTs that saw moderate success in the European market. A year later, the German automaker released the 1600 GT, which featured a hodgepodge of design elements from BMW’s 02 Series and 1600 TI. Only 1,255 of the 1600 GTs would ever be sent to market, and not one of those offerings featured the car’s much anticipated drop-top variant — but that didn’t mean BMW wasn’t cooking something up behind the scenes — a prototypical 1967 1600 GT convertible that was poised for one-off stardom.

The original 1600 GT claimed its 103-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine from the 1600 TI, and obtained its unique kidney grill and taillights from the BMW O2 Series, but the prototype (which was requested by BMW USA importer Max Hoffmann) would utilize a larger, 2.0-liter variant. The car was built by BMW in October of 1967, where a Frua-built convertible body was mounted on a strengthened floor assembly, painted, and out the door by November of that year. Sadly, the vehicle would never reach series production, and export to the United States would never come to fruition. Almost 51 years later, the only convertible 1600 GT in existence was obtained by BMW Group Classic, who returned the car to the original Dingolfing manufacturing plant to undergo restoration. Original and remanufactured parts help to bring the classic one-off car back to its original majesty.

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