This 1960s BMW is unbelievably rare
And with no kidney grille
In the mid 1960s, BMW purchased Hans Glas GmbH, a small car manufacturer based in Germany, and decided to celebrate the acquisition by producing a limited edition sportscar called the BMW-Glas 3000 V8, one of only 7 BMW models ever made without the signature kidney grille.
As the name suggests, the 3000 V8 is powered by a V8 engine that's actually marginally smaller than the '3000' designation would imply because the engine 'only' displaces 2,892 cc. The power is sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a 4-speed manual, and the motor is equipped with dual overhead cams, Glas-branded valve covers and an electronic ignition system.
The car you see here, in mint condition, is painted red and fitted with front and rear fog lamps in yellow (vintagey!), 14-inch steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and a Talbot fender mirror. Inside, you'll find two-tone upholstery with black vinyl and beige corduroy. Fantastic.
The vehicle was originally purchased in Germany and it was then imported to the US after sitting in a museum for quite some time. It's done 51,727 miles and it was listed on Bring a Trailer but it hasn't been sold yet because the $63,000 high bid wasn't enough to meet the reserve, which probably means it's going to put up for auction again in the near future.