Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Classic Bimmer

In South Miami, Commerce Lane is a very charming small street that is just North of Sunset Drive, between SW 68th and 70th streets. This street has many an entrepreneurial little shops that service automobiles of all makes. There are many body shops here to give cars damaged in accidents a face lift for a new life. This is also the place you can find restored antique cars. Here is a 1968 bimmer (that's the affectionate name given to BMW cars,) BMW 1600 GT. One seller claims that there are only 300 such cars remaining in the world and wants a whopping US $70K for his car. This car is supposedly designed by Pietro Frua, the legend who designed the Maserati, Lamborghini and the Glas 2300, the famous “Glaserati.” Would you buy a 1968 car? I am not so sure I would... Do you see the side rear view mirrors... way out there? I had MGs like that and it was not fun to adjust them! You need an assistant outside to move the mirrors for you. Did Mr. Frua design that? I wonder!

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Hahaha... yeah, those mirrors are on the impractical side of things. It's a very pretty car, and I suppose a vehicle like that was made for luxury driving for both past and present. It makes a nice display, in any case, and the same can be said for most classic cars of the same era.
-Patrick Gauer