1965 BMW 1800
To be sold by Silverstone Auctions at 'Race Retro' on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry (CV8 2LZ). For more information please contact Harry Whale on 01926 691 141.
Chassis Number: 1417801
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 4
Year of Manufacture: 1965
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 40,000 - 45,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
- A 1965, 1.8-litre, carburettor car run and prepared by well-respected marque experts, Laranca Engineering
- Originally a German registered car, built into an FIA race car in '92 by Frick Motorsport GmbH
- Owned by our vendor since 2006, last outing in 2012. New FIA HTP papers have been applied for
- Professionally prepared, still competitive and very sensibly guided
The BMW ‘Neue Klasse’ was a line of saloons and coupés produced between 1962 and 1977 and, introduced in September 1963, the BMW 1800 was the second member of the ‘New Class’ family. These models ensured BMW's solvency after the company's financial crisis of the 1950s and started to establish BMW's legacy as the builder of sporting saloons.
This, very desirable, 1965 BMW 1800 was originally a German-registered road car and remained a road car until 1992. Frick Motorsport GmBH then built the car into an FIA race car and it has remained in competition ever since. Owned by our vendor since 2006 and during his ownership, the very well respected marque experts, Laranca Engineering, have prepared and run the car to the highest standards. It hasn’t raced since 2012 so the FIA papers need renewing, but new papers have recently been applied for by Laranca.
Accompanied by an interesting history file, this '65 1800 is very sensibly guided, especially considering its eligibility for so many high-profile events throughout Europe, along with being professionally prepared to the highest of standards.