Auction Block: 1967 BMW-Glas 3000 Prototype

Jan 21, 2020

Category: Rides

BMW, the German auto manufacturer, has an exceedingly long history of building exceptional vehicles. They’ve also got a few skeletons in their closets — projects that never made it to fruition. And today, those ultra-rare one-offs are some of the most intriguing and valuable, like this 1967 BMW-Glas 3000 V8 Fastback Coupé prototype that’s headed to auction.

Styled by Pietro Frua and built following BMW’s acquisition of Hans Glas’s small company — the brand most notably responsible for the Goggomobil microcar — this vehicle was actually based on the Glas 2600 V8 grand touring coupe. However, it has received a number of styling changes more in line with BMW’s design language. That includes a sportier fastback, BMW’s iconic twin-kidney grille, and a 3L V8 engine good for 160hp. Though this single example was built and toured the show circuit, the project was eventually scrapped and this car was sold off to a private owner. It has since changed hands and received a full restoration, reupholstering, and a paint refresh back to the silver-blue metallic it was first displayed with. Set to hit the block on February 6th in Frankfurt, this one-of-a-kind car is expected to sell for $280,000 or more.

Purchase: $280,000+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Battle Fall Weather with Boathouse’s Reclaimed GORE-TEX Stevenson Jacket

The limited edition garment is inspired by a pair of distinct colors.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni

Partner

This Military Glass-Top Humidor Has a Digital Readout on Front

Built from MDF and wood, the glorified cigar box holds between 70 and 100 sticks.

Posted By Ethan Brehm

Partner
Featured Image

Deus Japan Turns the KTM Duke 200 Moto Into An Adventure-Ready Off-Roader

A stripped-down baby Duke with removable luggage racks & a surfboard carrier.

Posted By

Sep 23, 2022

Featured Image

BRABUS’s G-Wagen ‘Rocket Edition’ Is a 900-HP Pickup With Supercar Performance

The P 900 Rocket Edition “One of Ten" is limited to 10 units worldwide.

Posted By

Sep 22, 2022

Featured Image

Caterham Unveils a Performance-Focused Ford Duratec-Engined Super Seven 2000

The retro-styled British roadster gets treated to a host of modern equipment.

Posted By

Sep 22, 2022

Featured Image

The 10 Best Affordable New Electric Cars To Buy In 2022

A handpicked list of fully-electric, accessibly-priced brand-new rides.

Posted By

Sep 22, 2022