BMW E10 1600 Full Cabriolet, 1971


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{{ $t('Seller') }} BjornSyxClassics
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{{ $t('City') }} Poperinge
{{ $t('Country') }} Belgium
{{ $t('Make') }} BMW
{{ $t('Model') }} E10 1600 Full Cabriolet
{{ $t('Year') }} 1971
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{{ $t('VIN') }} 1558257

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This car was purchased in 2011 from bodywork company Fons Buyl in Opwijk, which specializes in BMW vehicles. The car was completely disassembled until only the body remained. After the car was put back in its original color. The undercarriage was also sandblasted and powder coated. Afterwards, reconstruction was started until 2016. Lack of time, but especially the search for many new and expensive spare parts made the car roadworthy again in 2016. With the exception of the convertible roof, which is still in good condition and is usually folded during summer trips. just about EVERYTHING was replaced or renewed.


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The BMW 1600 was the third car in the Neue Klasse and was designed as a five-seater sedan with four doors. The design of this now classic BMW was created by the Italian Michelotti. In the spring of 1964, the BMW 1600 was introduced. This version was equipped with a 1573 cc engine. From 1968, the 1600 and 2002 were offered as ("full") convertibles. In 1970, this car was named the ultimate driving machine by then CEO Herr Lutz - a name still used by BMW today. This copy must be one of the last 1600 versions produced, before the facelift that changed the model name in 1602.


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In 2012, due to the poor state of the paint (blue and cracked paint on the boot lid), it was decided to completely restore the car. The restoration lasted until 2016. The car was completely dismantled. This showed that the car (in blue colour) was originally buckled at the Condor Gelb factory. The car was then completely sandblasted and found to be in good condition. It was sprayed on this in original paint.


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Completely dismantled body was painted in original colour. The paint is therefore still completely new as the car has seen little light and therefore has no color differences, stains or imperfections.

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There was virtually no need to update the bodywork. Since the car had already been completely repainted before, as shown by the blue color and the cordon yellow under the dashboard, very little welding was required. Only floorboard driver was updated.

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The interior was in black leatherette with brown/black ribbed fabric when purchased. This interior was completely renewed during restoration in black leatherette with the BMW motif from that period. New carpets, door panels repaired with plywood as new ones are no longer available.


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The car is powered by the BMW M10 four-cylinder engine. This was given the name 1600-2 (Typ 114), where the 2 indicates that it is a 2-door car. The car is rear wheel drive and has 4 gears. Engine and gearbox are still original. The engine number corresponds to the chassis number. The engine was opened (breech removed) and checked during the restoration. The valves were re-adjusted but not adapted to unleaded petrol. The manual gearbox works well but sometimes finds the 1st gear (sync?) difficult

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In 2020, a better petrol pump was installed in view of the difficult suction after a longer period of standstill. Also new engine oil.

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No maintenance history. Practically not driven. All keys available (2 different keys for the doors) of which 1 = socket.


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None as far as I know. It was noted, however, that the seats with headrests were not offered specifically for the 1600 version. The car is also equipped with original radio.

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Odometer sometimes stops as the trip meter sometimes does not want to go from 9 to 10. Difficult synchronization of 1st gear.

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No. In original condition numbers matching

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Limited edition (1800 pieces). Round taillights, from 1973 these became larger rectangular light bars.

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