BMW 700CS Coupe When was the last time you saw a BMW 700 Coupe? The only one I personally have ever encountered was being driven by Jackie Oliver at Goodwood Revival. How many left don’t even list them, and I know of only one other a BMW Club Member who has one. According to information in this car’s file, only a very few were made in Right Hand Drive, and there will no doubt only be a tiny fraction of those in existence now. Furthermore I’m told that this could possibly the very last Right Hand Drive one Built. The BMW 700 is a small rear-engined car which was produced by BMW in various models from August 1959 to November 1965. It was the first BMW automobile with a monocoque structure, and it was a huge sales success at a time when BMW was close to financial ruin. The 700 was also successful in its class in motorsport, both in its stock form and as the basis of a racing special called the 700RS. So this car is rare, of that there is no doubt. As you can see from the photographs the car is a few steps up from a barn find. A restoration was started some years ago, but never finished as you can see. The shell which is remarkably corrosion free was repainted, and then left, but dry stored. It’s also a car with only 5 owners in total. Furthermore it’s also the 40BHP model with Twin Carbs which is the collectible one. The rest of the car comes in the form of a kit. I’m reliably informed that everything is there with the exception of the Front Wings and headlights. And looking through all the boxes, I'm sure that won’t be far of the truth. I do know for a fact that BMW still list front wings priced at £380 each, but they don’t currently have any stock. All glass comes with the car, front rear and all side glass. The seats have been fully refurbished. The car also comes with a multi-language workshop manual to help any prospective purchaser put the car back together. So the car will need some significant work to rebuild but lots of the hard work has already been done. I've had a BMW Club Member who owns one of these see the car and he told me its a very sound car, with none of the really serious issues showing. Maybe it’s a winter project, it’s certainly got the potential to be a superb little car, and definitely something a bit different in BMW Circles. It’s also one that maybe won’t break the bank to put back together. Complete with CURRENT V5 Registration Document. So the question is, do you fancy a project, something to do over the winter months? Do you fancy something with Italian Style (Michelotti designed the cars) do you fancy something with German Quality, (It’s a BMW) do you fancy something so rare it’s a Top line Marque but built in such low numbers you can’t remember the last time you saw one, if ever?????? And remember this one is right hand drive and a coupe. That makes it the rarest of them all. If you do fancy a project this is the ideal car for you And at only £6500 its bound to be a sure fire investment in years to come. Ask yourself this. When did you last see one!
NICELY RESTORED EXAMPLE Brand BMW Type 700 S Cabriolet Color Blue Interior Red Year of build 1962 Price € 57.500 1963 BMW 700 S CABRIOLET Bmw 700, the car which saved BmwBMW 700 Fitted with a rear engine Nicely restored example Nowadays a unique and rear appearance A real collectors item Following World War II, there was widespread devastation to German industry. This led to shortages for all kinds of products, including automobiles. BMW began filling the void in the market for small, efficient cars with the Isetta microcar in 1956. Later that decade, BMW introduced a larger car, the 700, powered by a two cylinder, rear mounted engine. There were three body styles, a two door saloon, two door coupe and a convertible, which we currently offer for sale. The BMW 700 was the first BMW with a monocoque structure. The convertible models were equipped with Solex carburetors giving the convertibles 10 horsepower more then the coupe. Only 2985 convertibles have been built between 1961 and 1964. ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE This specific BMW has been restored and was for a long period in a museum in the United States. When the car was imported in Europe, it went to a Dutch collector who had a
£34500 The BMW 700 is a small rear-engined car which was produced by BMW in various models from August 1959 to November 1965. The coupe and saloon versions of the 700 were shown at the 1959 Frankfurt Motor Show. After the show, BMW received 25,000 orders for 700s. Production of the BMW 700 Coupe began in August 1959, with the saloon version following in December. The first variant of the 700 to appear after the original coupe and saloon was the 700 Sport in August 1960. Available only as a coupe, the Sport used an uprated engine with a pair of Solex carburetors and a 9.0:1 compression ratio. This brought the power output to 40 horsepower (30 kW). The Sport also had a rear anti-roll bar. A ribbed oil pan was used to reduce the oil temperature of the more powerful engine. The 700 Sport was renamed the 700 CS in 1963. The 700S Cabriolet was introduced shortly after the 700 Sport, and was available only with the Sport's 40 horsepower engine. The convertible body was made by Karosserie Baur of Stuttgart, 2,592 convertibles were built. It was the first BMW automobile with a monocoque structure. The 700 was a sales success at a time when BMW was close to financial ruin. The 700 was also s