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+

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