Having been brought back from the brink of utter financial ruin by the extraordinarily popular 700, BMW had another issue. The only thing they sold were excessive and expensive luxury coupes, and then the tiny, affordable, and efficient economy saloons. This realization, along with more financial issues, led to the creation of the BMW 1500 and the rise of the Neue Klasse, or New Class- cars that were stylish, mid-size, sporty, and still affordable. These did tremendously well, and in 1964, a new model was introduced- the BMW 1600. While visually identical to the 1500, the 1600 had an improved engine, and later in its production had a two-door coupe version (with an even further improved engine) added to join its four-door brother as one of the most iconic BMWs of the era. The coupe version, introduced in 1966, was an amazing seller, and far outstripped the original sedan version, and didnt stop production until 1975!
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While the two-door version of the BMW 1600 was produced in massive quantities, the original four-door sedan had a much shorter production run from 1964-1968. As such, the sedan is actually a bit more rare than the coupe, and the value reflects as much. The New Class of cars from BMW are essentially the beginning of the design traditions and iconic styles that have become a trademark for them today, and are very sought-after as classic cars for this reason. For more information about the BMW 1600, the Beverly Hills Car Club team stands ready to help! A showroom dealing in classic cars from both throughout time and from all over the world, the Beverly Hills Car Club can provide detailed and thorough information on nearly any classic car you might wish to learn about.
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