Lot 213 - 1963 BMW 700 Sport Coupé
|Odometer reading||72,644 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
During the post-war period, BMW faced several challenges re-building its car manufacturing industry, but due to sheer determination and forward thinking developments in design and manufacturing, it started to evolve. In the early 1960s, BMW launched the 700, succeeding the 600 as the first BMW model built with a monocoque chassis; initially available in both two-door saloon and coupé versions with a convertible option added later. The rear-mounted, flat twin-cylinder engine was an ingenious design displacing 697cc, with a single Solex carburettor developing 30bhp. Improved brakes and rack and pinion steering gave the 700 excellent driving characteristics. Later variants included the 700 Sport with twin carburettors and the Luxus on a longer wheelbase. In total, 188,211 were built in five years of production but relatively few survive today.
This BMW 700 Sport coupé is owned by a very knowledgeable enthusiast and is being sold sadly, for health reasons. Registered on 25th January 1963, this is a genuine UK righthand drive example and as such, is a very rare model. This interesting BMW started 'on the button' during our demonstration, with the engine sounding superb. Having undergone a restoration a number of years ago, 627 NNK remains in very good order and drives with no known faults. In-car heating was always a problem for these cars and this has been fitted with an Eberspacher heater for greater comfort. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate, original buff log book and a comprehensive history file, this is currently sitting on larger wheels and tyres, however, the original steel wheels and steering wheel are supplied as part of the sale. This interesting, slightly quirky BMW is perfectly useable and will certainly stand out from the crowd at any classic car show.
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