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2008 Wiesmann GT MF4

I’m going to bet you didn’t expect to see this. “This” is a 2008 Wiesmann GT MF4. A very quick history of Wiesmann is that it is a small boutique from Western Germany started by brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann back in 1988 that produces a small number of hand-built custom convertibles and coupes. Since making your own engine and transmission is really difficult and expensive, they’ve always sourced them from BMW to squeeze into these bodies. Today’s car, the GT MF4, is no different. It uses the 4.8-liter N62 with a six-speed automatic, although a few were made with the popular M3-sourced S65B40 if you ordered the GT MF4-S. The interior is what you would expect with a bunch of generic parts that were clearly assembled by hand and all the BMW parts were covered in leather trying to disguise them. The price? Probably not as much as you’d expect considering how much goes into these and you’ll probably never see another one if you actually buy one.

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1957 Heinkel Kabine 200

It’s always fun to take a look at something different – and bubble cars certainly are different. I’ve previously looked at several different German variants, including one that looked quite similar to today’s Heinkel – the Trojan 200:

1963 Trojan 200

The similar looks were for good reason; the Trojan was a licensed copy of today’s car, the original Kabine. There were three Kabine variants made; the Type 153 with a 174cc four-stroke air-cooled single, and two versions of the Type 200, which had a 204cc motor in ’56 and a 198cc motor from ’57-’58. This is the latter of that group, and while it’s perhaps not the most exciting, or fastest, or most practical, or prettiest, or even…well, really it’s not a car, it’s still cool to see:

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1963 Trojan 200

I’ve previously talked about the chaos in post-War Germany, and the many attempts to ‘right the ship’ with efficient, economical, and affordable microcars, some of which were also imported to other countries. The car that springs to mind when you say this is, of course, the Isetta though ironically it was the one on the list that didn’t originate in Germany. There was also several DKWs, NSUs, and the Fuldamobil:

1955 Fuldamobil NFW 200

Airplane manufacturers got in on the action, too, with Messerschmitt trying their hand at automobiles:

1963 Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster

Trojan, though, doesn’t sound very German, does it? Well, that’s because it’s not. But like the Isetta, this was a car that was actually produced under license in another country – England in this case. The base car here is actually a Heinkel Kabine that was lightly revised after its initial production run in the late 1950s.

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1995 BMW 850CSi Individual Daytona Violet

You can say that all examples of a model are the same regardless of color, and I will respect that as you opinion. But let’s be honest, they’re not. Pull up to a stop light in a black M3 and sure, some will take notice. Pull up to a light in a Phoenix Yellow Metallic example, and – love it or hate it – you’ll get attention. Which brings us to today’s car…one of the ultra-rare 850CSis originally imported to the United States.

Though they’re all the same specification, of the 225 imported here, one is a bit special. That’s because it was ordered through BMW’s Individual program in Daytona Violet over Lotus White and Daytona Violet leather. I think I’m in love!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW 850CSi Individual on eBay

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