Very Rare: ’62 BMW 700 Cabriolet
We have seen a few of these in Coupe form but no Cabriolets. So we did a little research and this is what we came up with.
The 700 is one of several models credited with having rescued BMW from being swallowed up by Mercedes-Benz. When production ended, over 188,000 had been produced, and that level of commercial success enabled the company, supported by a major share holder named Herbert Quandt, to block the threatened take-over. The cutesy styling was by Giovanni Michelotti – with a little resemblance to the Triumph Herald. A coupé and a cabriolet like today’s featured car, were also produced, with bodies made by Karosserie Baur of Stuttgart. It was powered by a 2-cylinder, air-cooled engine of 697 cc from the BMW R67 motorcycle.
Today’s car could be the best in the country although we don’t know how many are here. It could be best of ten for all we know. It is a long-time California car in impressive condition. It has good paint and original interior. The body and chassis are clean too. Mechanically it is up to snuff. It is formerly from a large private BMW Collection so there is no deferred maintenance issues according to the listing seller. It is an auction but there is a hint that they are looking for close to $47,500 for this one. We can’t seem to come up with any comps either. At least none that would justify that price. Maybe this will sell to an overseas collector where there might be a better market for it. Click here for the Auction.