BMW 1600 GT Coupé 1968

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StarLight Garage suggest PD to add another rare exotic Bavarian oldtimer of the 60s .... the BMW 1600 GT Coupé from 1968. This in the 60s a sporty and fast car, enjoy this gem.

Thanks again CostasDrfiter for the suggestion idea.




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The BMW 1600 GT Coupé of 1968 is due to its rarity a real exotic car. Its original location is the former glassworks in Dingolfing, which was taken over by BMW in 1966 and still today one of the most important BMW plant.
The 1600 GT was fitted with a new gearbox, faster engine and embodies Italian design, this is a classic example of the intended extension of BMW in the sixties. While the coachwork was done Carrozzeria Frua.

BMW 1600GT was powered by a BMW 1.6-liter TI (1573 cm3) overhead-camshaft engine. An engine which was developed from the famous engine motor that powers a limousine "1600".
This engine TI was capable of producing 105 horsepower at 6000 rpm. Maximum torque was in the old days measured in kpm units, so this engine has up to 13.4 kpm at 4500 rpm.

The engine had a compression of 9.5: 1 and an crankshaft with five bearings.
Fuel feed was through a two double horizontal carburettors from Solex, type 40 PHH. The maximum speed was a respectable 190 km/h, with a acceptable consumption of 10.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
BMW incorporated independent rear suspension, replacing the original live axle.

There were also some minor styling changes, including the adoption of BMW's trademark 'twin kidney' front grille. Production was discontinued after 1968 and the 1600GT remains one of the rarest of post-war BMWs.

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The purchase of Hans Glas GmbH by BMW had benefits that are still felt massively today by the majority of BMW drivers. For historical significance alone people should vote for this car, not to mention that Frau did an excellent job styling it.