1962 | BMW 700 Convertible
Baur Cabriolet Sport
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make BMW Model 700 Model name 700 Convertible Series Typ 110 Year of manufacture 1962 Mileage 58,000 km Body style Convertible Body detail Convertible Power (kw/hp) 29/40 Cubic capacity (ccm) 697 Cylinders 2 Doors 2 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Manual Gears 4 Drive Rear Front Brake Drum Rear Brake Drum Fuel Petrol Exterior colour White Interior colour Red Interior material Leather
This Baur cabriolet was formerly in the showroom of a German dealership, when purchased by the owner. It has had professional work carried out to the double skinned floor which are prone to rust, and today can be described in being good original condition, with everything working apart from the clock. The original interior is especially appealing in two tone cream and red. It has the high compression twin carburettor two cylinder engine which propels the car to a 84 mph driven through a four speed transmission.
The interior is original in period colours of cream and red. The seats and door cards are in good condition, the original mats are worn, and there will be an area of carpet that needs simply fitting.
The BMW 700 is a small rear-engined car which was produced by BMW in various models from August 1959 to November 1965. The coupe and saloon versions of the 700 were shown at the 1959 Frankfurt Motor Show. After the show, BMW received 25,000 orders for 700s. Production of the BMW 700 Coupe began in August 1959, with the saloon version following in December. The first variant of the 700 to appear after the original coupe and saloon was the 700 Sport in August 1960. Available only as a coupe, the Sport used an uprated engine with a pair of Solex carburetors and a 9.0:1 compression ratio. This brought the power output to 40 horsepower (30 kW). The Sport also had a rear anti-roll bar. A ribbed oil pan was used to reduce the oil temperature of the more powerful engine. The 700 Sport was renamed the 700 CS in 1963. The 700S Cabriolet was introduced shortly after the 700 Sport, and was available only with the Sport's 40 horsepower engine. The convertible body was made by Karosserie Baur of Stuttgart, 2,592 convertibles were built. It was the first BMW automobile with a monocoque structure. The 700 was a sales success at a time when BMW was close to financial ruin. The 700 was also successful in its class in motorsport, both in its stock form and as the basis of a racing special called the 700RS.
The double skinned floor, prone to rust, has been professionally replaced to the correct Baur pattern.. The body is in good condition.
The engine is good condition, being engineer owner maintained
Condition & Registration
Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 95840
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