1975 BMW 160230,000-40,000 GBP - Estimate

Only 3,055 miles from new and an exceptional find.

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A genuine and warrented 3055 miles from new
Purchased on the 1st January 1975 from Normand (Bromley) Ltd. by Mr M J Ledger and owned for 41 years
Bought by its second owner on 11th May 2016. In a substantial private collection since then
Full book pack, original service book, sales brochure, Haynes Manual, and copy of the original V5
In incredibly original condition. Even a dealer tax disc and leather key ring in their original paper bag 
An exceptional find and worthy of a place in any 'Best of Breed' collection.
Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected
 
BMW launched its 'Neue Klasse' ('New Class') range of compact saloons and coupes in 1962 and it is no exaggeration to say that they were the cars that saved the company. Up to that point they had been best known for making beautifully engineered but incredibly complex and expensive machines that no-one outside Germany could either afford or understand. With its crisp, modernist styling, brilliant chassis dynamics and superb engineering, the Neue Klasse changed all that at a stroke, and established BMW as a truly international brand.
Although it was the 'pocket rocket', 2-litre 2002 that everyone raved about, the smaller 1600-2 and 1500-2 were arguably better cars, being better balanced and cheaper to own and run. An economy version of the 2002, the 1600-2 was launched at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1966 and was sold through 1975, with its name simplified to 1602 in 1971. With 85bhp from its M10 engine, the 1602 won friends for its excellent dynamics and brilliant handling.
Now, this really is special. Purchased on the 1st January 1975 from Normand (Bromley) Ltd. by Mr M J Ledger, this gleaming BMW 1602 was to remain in his possession until it became the property of its second owner on 11th May 2016. Since then it has been part of a substantial private collection. It was ordered in Schwarz (086) with a Cream leather and cord interior and since New Years Day 44 years ago has covered a warranted 3,055 miles. (There may be a few more after the service and road test).
The car's history file contains the full book pack, original service book, sales brochure, Haynes Manual, and copy of the original V5. A Normand (Bromley) Ltd. tax disc and leather key ring will also be found in their original paper bag!!
It's fortunate for the rest of us that there are people who will buy a new car, use it lightly on dry days, return it to their garage, and strive consistently over the years to keep the car in, as close as possible, the condition in which it arrived and we would guess that this little BMW has belonged to one of those.
Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.
An exceptional find and worthy of a place in any 'Best of Breed' collection.

Reference Number 579882

as of 6/18/2019

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Lot SA-0014866

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TOWCESTER
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
NN12 8TN
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Overview
Car 1975 BMW 1602
Registration TBA 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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