1970 BMW Bavarian Estate Wagon.
Back in the early to mid 1970’s, a BMW dealer in Great Britain named Langley Motors of Thames Ditton, had 2.8 and 3.0 liter Bavaria’s converted into Estate Cars, Station Wagons as we call them in the US.
Rumor has it, that about 20 cars were converted, all right hand drive of course.
Here are a few quotes from the sales brochure.
“We have arranged for a limited number of hand built Estate conversations to be carried out offering practical load carrying capacity combined with BMW’s proven reliability and performance.”
“The BMW Estate Car provides valuable extra internal space without adding an inch to the length of the saloon car. With the back seat folded down, the length of the floor space is over 6’. Even with the back seat in use, there is still over 4’ of usable floor. The maximum interior width is 4’ 8” and the minimum is 2’ 10”. Overall internal height is 2’ 10”.”
• Roof extended with top hinged self-supporting rear door.
• Back seat folds to give completely flat floor at rear.
• Heated rear window with rear screen washer and wiper
• Rear compartment fully carpeted throughout.
• Vinyl roof covering (choice of colors).
• Fabric sun roof.
• Tow bar.
• Roof rack.
• Extra courtesy lights.
• Dog guard.
• Rubber mat overlay for rear compartment
• Additional extras are available.
The WerkShop in Lake Forest Illinois is in the process of restoring this very rare and special vehicle.
About The WerkShop.
The WerkShop has been restoring BMW's for over 20 years and is recognized as one of the top three BMW restoration shops in the world. With extensive experience in both pre-and post-war models, three of The WerkShop’s projects have won the BMW North America Concours Trophy at BMW CCA’s Oktoberfest as well as many other awards.
(source: The WerkShop)
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