Wednesday, December 4, 2013

5k: New Six: 1969 BMW 2800

In 1968 BMW introduced a new line of mid-sized sedan that it called simply the "new six" - a reference to the number of cylinders in the M30 engine.  The new six is commonly called the Bavaria in North America because the higher end versions were indeed badged that way, but in 1969 you could get a 2500 or 2800; the Bavaria didn't come out until 1971.  Find this 1969 BMW 2800 for sale in Agoura Hills, CA for $6,500 via craigslist.

Sixty five hundred dollars doesn't buy you much in a classic car these days, so when we first saw this price we assumed it'd need some work or have an automatic transmission.  Surprisingly this 2800 looks free from paint/body damage and is equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox.

The inside looks good for a driver condition car and we can only hope the 2.8 liter M30 inline-6 turns over nicely and purrs like a kitten at idle.  The M30 is good for 168 horsepower and will be more than enough power/torque to make this sedan fun in the turns.

There is Alpina badging on the trunk and what look like Alpina wheels, but no mention of the word is given in the ad text. Could it be a genuine tuner 2800?

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1 comment:

  1. Good price. Good looking car. I'm now up in Montana with mine. Made it from San Diego to Butte in September in less than 20 hours running about 85mph flat out with just a couple stops for gas and food.


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