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Restored 1956 BMW 502 Cabrio V8

1956 BMW 502 Cabrio V8

Last night’s BMWCCA National Capital Chapter social turned out another beautiful restoration: a 1956 BMW 502 Cabrio with a 2.6L V8. The owner actually has his own BMW shop and is very experienced so the end result is pretty much perfect. The 502 was first launched in 1954, and took the title of Germany’s first post-war V8 car. It achieved a top speed of 160km/h (about 100 mph) and was reported to be Germany’s fastest sedan in production.

Restored BMW 2000tii Touring

1972 BMW 2000tii Touring

This past Thursday I was at a social for the BMW Car Club of America National Capital Chapter. Now that the weather’s getting nicer the turnout is getting larger, the more exotic/classic Bimmers are showing up. This week was one I’d never seen before: a 1972 2000tii Touring. It was fully restored, complete with Colorado orange paint and is absolutely gorgeous. Done as a project by the owner to keep his mind off his son who was fighting in Iraq at the time, the car was completely overhauled to original quality.