BMW 1600 GT

1967 BMW 1600 GT Convertible

There are rare vintage vehicles, and then there are RARE vintage vehicles. This BMW is the latter.

When it comes to collectible vehicles, there’s rare and then there’s rare. After buying the German automotive manufacturer Glas in the mid-1960s, BMW made significant modifications to Glas’ Frua-styled GT, upgrading it with a 103-horsepower 1.6-liter engine, seats from the BMW 1600 TI, and circular taillights from the BMW 02 Series. Re-branded as the BMW 1600 TI, this car remained in production for less than a year, making it an extremely limited-edition Bavarian classic. That’s rare.

What makes the newly renovated addition to the BMW Group Classic collection really rare is its drop top. BMW never sold a single convertible 1600 GT, but at the behest of BMW USA importer Max Hoffmann, the company built a grand total of two. One of these cars is lost forever, but the other survives as a truly one-of-a-kind anomaly that will surely steal the breath of serious collectors around the world.