Rey Rivera BMW Collection Presented is a special hand-picked car from the greatly admired Rey Rivera BMW Collection. The selected 1966 1600-2 is a unique example of the pivotal milestones in BMW’s history and is clearly representative of BMW’s rise to prominence in the 1960’s and 1970’s automotive sporting world. This 1966 BMW 1600-2 is one of the originally built 1600’s. It is an unusual find as it remains unrestored. The 1600-2 (the "-2" meaning "2-door") made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966and was sold through 1975, with the designation being simplified to "1602" in 1971. The badging on the 1600-2 read simply "1600".In 1968,Road & Track declared the US$2676 1600 "a great automobile for the price.” The 1600-2, as the first "02 Series" BMW designated; it was an entry-level BMW, and was smaller, less expensive, and less well-appointed than the New Class Sedan on which it was based. The 23cm (9.1in) shorter length wheelbase and lighter weight of the two-door sedan made it more suitable than the original New Class sedan for sporting applications. As a result, the two door sedan became the basis of the sporting 02 Series. Beginning in 1967, a convertible based on the 02 body was built by Karosserie Baur. The original design was a full convertible; after 1971 this was replaced by a targa-top model with fixed window frames called a "top cabriolet" (commonly referred to as a cabrio coach). A hatchback, called the Touring model, was developed from the 02 body, being available from 1971. Only 25,827 Touring models were sold before the body style was discontinued in 1974. This particular 1600-2has been converted to a 2.0 liter engine. However, the original matching numbers motor is included in the sale. This car needs sorting to be brought to driver condition. This car is located in San Juan Capistrano, California.
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