- Only 200 units made
- Attentive maintenance
- In good state of preservation
- No reserve
At its unveiling at the 1966 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the BMW 1600 displayed all the ingredients that would define the future models from the brand: a compact body, interior welcoming four persons, exciting performance capabilities, elegant and sober design, and excellent manufacturing quality. The model range was soon expanded into other versions, including a convertible manufactured from 1968, developed for the 2002 model and powered by the more powerful 2-liter engine. The production remained very exclusive, less than 200 units were produced! From 1971, the model became the less attractive configuration, made by coachbuilder Baur, with a roll-bar and fixed quarter glasses.
As has been confirmed by BMW, this convertible 2002 left the factory on 16 June, 1971, and was delivered on June 29 the same year to BMW France, in Paris, in its "Polaris Metallic" shade (colour code 060). It was first registered on August 2, 1971, and in 1988 it was registered in the Paris area. The car then was picked up by a BMW dealer, who carefully preserved it, aware of its rarity. The current owner, a BMW employee, acquired the car in 2013. This car has received appropriate care, and all replacement parts are original BMW parts. The works included a reconditioned engine, a replacement of the exhaust, the radiator and the hood, and a repair of the rear brake system. The painting was redone in 2014 to its original color and the upholstery in navy blue imitation has been preserved as it has been in a very good condition. The interior is equipped with a stereo radio Voxson 8, the odo counter shows just 6,329 km and the car comes with its user manual. This BMW 2002 convertible has always been maintained for regular use, and is in an extremely sound condition. In this particularly rare and attractive version, it is sure to attract the attention of serious enthusiasts.