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Very first of what were known as New Class sedans, the BMW 1500 came on the automotive scene in 1961 and helped restore the legendary car manufacturers financial stability. Prior to that year, BMW had been struggling on the sales front and was selling most of its automobiles at relatively slight profit margins. The BMW 1500 ushered in for the manufacturer an era of restored commercial viability, and did so by offering a combination of quality, class, and a respectable power-to-weight ratio. Its compact four-cylinder piston engine (inline, SOHC) produced a tight eighty horsepower, which was respectable given its 1499cc displacement. Even with engine output of that sort, the BMW 1500 was praised for its steady driving at high RPMs, uncommon for fireplug designs of that sort.
As remarkable as the BMW 1500 is from an engine performance standpoint, it also provided above average luggage space and favorable seating ergonomics. The blending of solid mechanical engineering with driver/passenger consideration placed the BMW 1500 in a class all its own and yielded for it a reputation for price worthiness and a return to form for BMW. And while the 1500 is technically dated in by present day standards, collectors find much to recommend the classic in the here and now. This brings us to your best bet in buying a BMW 1500 from a reputable dealer.
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The Beverly Hills Car Club is just such a reputable dealer within the classic car space. Peace of mind is a critical aspect of all car purchases, especially with respect to reliability and overall vehicle quality. This goes double for the purchase of vintage cars such as the BMW 1500, whether it will be your sole driving gem or part of a larger fleet of classic vehicles. Collectors tend to be extremely discriminating in their buying practices, as the worth and merit of ones collection rests entirely on the quality of each car in the stable. Beverly Hills Car Club recognizes and respects this aspect of the collector mentality and does right by its customers in honoring it with every sale. When you as a BMW 1500 buyer are ready to work with a responsible dealer in finding your piece of history, come down to the Beverly Hills Car Club and let their reputation take shape before your eyes.
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