One owner, 41,000 miles from new,1974 BMW 1602 Saloon  Chassis no. 356 0711

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Lot 403
1974 BMW 1602 Saloon
Registration no. GJH 357N Chassis no. 356 0711

Sold for £ 6,900 (US$ 9,741) inc. premium
One owner, 41,000 miles from new
1974 BMW 1602 Saloon
Registration no. GJH 357N
Chassis no. 356 0711

Footnotes

  • Please note this vehicle does not come with an old-style logbook as catalogued.
    The foundation of BMW's post-war resurgence was the Neue Klasse four-door 1500 saloon and its derivatives, the company capitalising on their success with the launch of a revised two-door range in 1966. Like the earlier cars, the new 1600 (later 1602) featured unitary construction, all-independent suspension and front disc brakes. All variants came with the Munich firm's dependable, single-overhead-camshaft, four-cylinder M10 engine under the bonnet, which despite its humble origins would go on to form the basis of a turbo-charged 1,000-horsepower Grand Prix unit and Formula 1 World Championship winner. A two-door car, the 1602 was less expensive than the four-door saloon on which it was based. The model made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1966 as the '1600-2' and remained in production until 1975. As installed in the 1602, the M10 engine produced 85bhp, which was good enough for a top speed of around 100mph, with 60mph attainable in 12 seconds.

    This right-hand drive, manual transmission 1602 was purchased new in 1974 by the lady vendor's father: Group Captain Tommy Balmforth, DSO DFC AFC, a former highly successful Spitfire pilot. After his death in 1981, the BMW was used exclusively by the vendor's mother, mainly for shopping and other local trips. It has been kept garaged and lovingly maintained by a local motor engineer throughout its life, but has been laid up since 2006. Bills on file show that new front wings were fitted by Caversham Coachworks in 1998, four new tyres were also fitted in 2004. Recently recommissioned by BMW Specialists Old Mill Motors, Oxfordshire the BMW is now running and driving very well. Works included a full fluid service, new brake pipes and a thorough check over. The current odometer reading is circa 41,000 miles, and backed up with a stamped service book, and some expired MOTs. Finished in original metallic grey with beige interior, this highly original – and now quite rare – modern-classic BMW is offered with an old-style logbook, BMW handbook and service record.

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  • Please note this vehicle does not come with an old-style logbook as catalogued.
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One owner, 41,000 miles from new,1974 BMW 1602 Saloon  Chassis no. 356 0711
One owner, 41,000 miles from new,1974 BMW 1602 Saloon  Chassis no. 356 0711
One owner, 41,000 miles from new,1974 BMW 1602 Saloon  Chassis no. 356 0711
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