Manufactured for 9 years the BMW 1800 was in the same class as the 1500 and 2000 with different engine sizes. Born out of necessity as the sales of other models were falling, BMW took the initiative to create a completely new class of sedans in the early 60’s that had engines that produced 90 hp. And also to compete in rallies such as Turin Internationale (TI), the BMW 1800 was improvised and named - TI/SA class.
Launched in 1965, the BMW 1800 TI/SA with 130 hp, had twin Solex carburettors, anti-roll bars, large sized disc brakes and 5-speed manual gearbox. This new category of cars started winning several races including the 24 hr. Spa rally in 1965 that was driven by Pascal Ickx and Gérard Langlois van Ophem with # 4 (in the image).
Only 200 cars were produced and even these were not meant for all. Only those in the USA and Europe who owned licenses to participate in international rally events could buy one.
A rare resin collectible in 1:18 scale.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Dimension (in inches)||14.5 x 7 x 6|