Posts Tagged ‘1600’

Pinstriped 3-Box – 1968 BMW 1600

February 27, 2016

If someone asked you to pinpoint a hotbed for affordable early E10-body BMWs, would you think of one of the wetter parts of the country? With the recent feature of a 1967 BMW 1600, perhaps a better question is whether two cars constitute a hotbed, but in any case, these are fairly rare vehicles. Being nearly fifty years old – yes, really – the early E10s that haven’t been restored yet have been subject to all sorts of treatment, including quick fill-n-shoot jobs, brush painting, and in some cases, unusual two-tone and pinstripe color schemes. So let’s take a look at this 1968 BMW 1600 for sale for $2250 in Vancouver, WA.

1968 BNW 1600 left front



Pow, Right in the Kisser – 1967 BMW 1600

February 10, 2016

One of the two key ingredients in BMW’s iconic 2002, the E10 BMW 1600 lives in the shadow of its bigger brother. But the early cars have their own charms, being from a time when we were less concerned about safety, and more about hey look at that shiny thing in each dial! Though a bit down on power, they have everything else that made the 2002 great – tall greenhouse, stark interior, and light, tossable platform. And you can always have the oddball appeal of having that proud “1600” badge on the back of the car, except when it’s been removed by a self-conscious previous owner, like on this 1967 BMW 1600 for sale for $2800 in Portland, OR.

1967 BMW 1600 left front


Younger vs. Older – 1972 Datsun 510 and 1967 Datsun 1600 Wagon

December 11, 2015

If you haven’t figured it out already, this week is wagon week at RustyButTrusty. Perhaps it’s the influence of the loaner minivan this week, or the Jetta wagon’s return from the body shop, or the fact that an online search for pre-1975 wagons turned up a bunch of interesting results, but today, this series is continuing with a couple of older Datsuns with some interesting performance upgrades. First up is the obvious choice, this 1972 Datsun 510 wagon for sale for $3500 in Everett, WA.

1972 Datsun 510 wagon 2 left rear