A range of compact cars with 2-doors, this BMW model first rolled out in 1966. Initially called the 1600-2 (as this model had a 1.6 litre engine and came in only 2-door configuration), the model was renamed as BMW 1602. Produced until 1977, this car entered several races.
At the 6 hour DRM Nuerbringing race in Germany held on 12th July, 1970, a BMW-Alpina sponsored car was supposed to be driven by Swiss Rene Herzog and German Paul Bergner, but at the last minute Austrian Niki Lauda was asked to replace Bergner (who opted to drive another BMW model sponsored by another team i.e. Koepchen-BMW-Tuning).
Sadly, it was disappointing for all the BMW-Alpina sponsored cars in Group 2 class as none could win the race as there were many mechanical failures including this car # 61 driven by Niki Lauda and Rene Herzog that had to stop midway as there was a distributor failure.
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||14.5 x 7 x 6|
|Color||Yellow / Black|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|