Made in only 2 copies, this BMW 1600 GT Cabrio was resurrected by apprentices at the BMW factory in Dingolfing, Bavaria.
The history of the BMW 1600 GT convertible is as unique as the model itself. It was in the late 1960s that BMW commissioned Italian bodywork designer Pietro Frua two prototypes of the convertible.
It was in the fall of 1967 that both cars left the Dingolfing factory for the first time. During the first road test, one of them was the victim of an accident and was later scrapped.
The second and last convertible will have more luck. After a journey that took it from a majority BMW shareholder to a Munich fashion model, the 1600 GT convertible finished its journey at the Allianz Centre for Engineering in Munich. After major restoration work was carried out while there, BMW bought it from Allianz to restore the car to its original condition.
According to BMW, “the restoration at the Dingolfing plant became a project that formed part of the training of apprentices who were aspiring to become bodywork and vehicle construction mechanics.”
The one and only BMW 1600 GT convertible remaining is painted silver with a red interior and red top as can be seen in the photos. This four-seater is now the first model in 51 years to be allowed to drive on public roads.