£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
The model that saved BMW in the 60's. This remarkable small light weight and extremely rare saloon has a original rust free shell which was totally stripped and resprayed in its original BMW white, including all new trim and badges approximately 15 years ago. The engine, gearbox and all the running gear have also been thoroughly restored and assembled onto the car. The front and rear seats have been reupholstered but the interior requires finishing. The head lining is fitted and we have all the necessary interior components including all the glass and seals the only missing item being the carpet (which is available from Woollies Trim) There are numerous rebuild photo's, extensive documentation and and an original factory supplied repair and maintenance manual. This would also be is a suitable pre 60's saloon for historic and Goodwood racing.