BMW: what distinguish the Bavarian classic

Among the cars that made the BMW brand famous in Europe and around the world, the BMW 328 designed for motorsport is certainly the most famous.  It dominated its class to sometimes unbelievable proportions.  And the radiator grille with its unmistakable kidney shape also became so famous.  The style was carried over to the luxurious 327 and the narrow, high kidney also lived on into the 1950s in vehicles built as BMWs in Eisenach after 1945.

In 1951, Munich then started building the 501 and 502 models, which, with few changes, revived the double kidney from pre-war times. With the new class and the somewhat more civil 02 series in 1966, BMW created two model series that established the brand's success as a car manufacturer. For the first time, they not only produced good cars in large numbers, they could even be sold at a profit.

Even when the famous radiator grille kidney finally went horizontal for good on the then new 3, 5 and 8 Series, BMW remained true to its tradition of a small central double kidney and two or four round headlamps. A face that BMW has shown over many generations of models and is still a design element used today. The success of the path taken at that time continues to this day.

From our department stores' for BMW fans

Limora Engine oil
Product number: 511114
SAE 20W-50 Classic

Content: 5 l (€6.60 / 1 l)

€33.00
Weber Carburettors
Product number: 488118
40 DCOE type. Complete kit comprising three carburettors, inlet manifold, linkage and all fittings

Variants from €3,341.08
€3,584.97
Alloy wheel
Product number: 544990
his bolt-on wheel fits front and rear axle with body modification and can be used without tubeless tyres. • rim size: 6.

€198.05
Ignition system
Product number: 513519
with 16 pre-programmed advance curves - for BMW M30 straight-6 D-Jetronic fuel injection engines with top entry distribu

€449.00
Wing mirror
Product number: 18896
Bullet style - chromed with flat glass. Mirror head diameter: 90 mm, two bolt fixing with 89 mm hole space

€69.00
Wall sign
Product number: 510876
vintage style metal sign with "BMW" Logo and white "Parking Only" lettering on blue surface, size: 15 x 20 cm

€10.70
Coffee mug
Product number: 530531
made of top quality ceramic. This mug features a "BMW Garage" motif

€11.89
Radio
Product number: 531817
compact retro radio with FM tuner, Bluetooth interface and MP3-compatible USB and SD interface. Version with front panel

€59.00

BMW: a solid value investment

Speaking of the 02 series: Like the E21 three-series and the CS, this is one of the BMW models with the highest price increase in recent years.  In general, there are an equal number of BMW models in the Top 10 of the German Classic Car Index. A well-restored CS can be bought for an average of 67,500 euros, an E21 for 13,700 euros and an 02 for 25,000 euros.

The BMW 6 Series is in fourth place in the 2016 to 2019 ranking - all of them good investments, in our opinion. BMW models that are currently becoming popular youngtimers are specifically the E30 series convertibles built between 1985 and 1993! Who knows, maybe a well-maintained M3 convertible will one day make your retirement golden?

BMW spare parts at Limora

To preserve your investment, you should always look for high-quality BMW spare parts from professionals. The salvation carriers of the time are now sought-after classics that we are happy to devote ourselves to. Especially in the area of ignition and mixture preparation, we have some interesting suggestions to make that give new emphasis to the claim of dynamics of that time today. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us - 7 days a week from 06:00 to 22:00.