Tuner Tuesday: 1982 BMW Observer Coupe

The 1980s saw a fair number of interesting and innovative ways to chop the tops off of what would otherwise be lovely coupes; the Carelli 928 and Treser Quattro Roadster are just but two examples that we’ve written up. But long before the Porsche 993 Targa introduced a large sliding glass roof, in 1982 BMW combined with the automotive modeling firm MGA and some backing from The Observer to create a quite unique expression of topless motoring. Think of it as a BMW 635CSi Targa if you’d like; but boy is it unique and well done compared to some other 1980s creations. It’s also on sale, if you have a spare $50,000:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1982 BMW Observer Coupe on 4 Star Classics

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Afternoon Accessories: Volkswagen Votex Factory Option Centras

Votex is the not particular well known outside of the Volkswagen scene semi-aftermarket supplier for Volkswagen and Audi; if you go back to their 1980’s catalogs, you’ll find spectacular accessories for your 80s ride. One of the most fitting details were the Centra wheels that were offered as a dealer option – like white wiper arms and painted-to-match trim pieces, these Centras were an essential accessory to make your Volkswagen pop:

Year: 1974-1998
Model: Centras
Diameter: 15″
Width: 6.5″
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Offset: ET 34
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Falken 195-50-15
Price: $1,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Volkswagen Centra wheels on eBay

Centra rims / tires for sale.

4×100 15×6.5 et34 with Falken 195-50-15 tires only 6 months old tires.

These are old school at its finest – sold my Mk2 Jetta and new owner did not want my rims ( silly guy )

Local pick up at 68516 available – otherwise shipping is $150 for the set of 4 USA only.
These fit VW Volkswagen Older BMW even Saturns i think.

These should fit any older Volkswagen and Audi 4×100 product, though for some uses you may need to machine the center bore. With newer tires and in great shape, these seem pretty appropriately priced considering their condition and rarity. While the look may not be for everyone, if you’re seeking that last 80s spectacular detail to round out your ride, these factory option wheels are one of the best ways:!

-Carter