Two Car Classic BMW Garage

Interesting, Others | June 5th, 2015 by 12
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BMW has made some truly timeless classics. Cars that will be remembered and loved for as long as there are car enthusiasts. The M1, 3.0 …

BMW has made some truly timeless classics. Cars that will be remembered and loved for as long as there are car enthusiasts. The M1, 3.0 CSL, E30 M3, the list goes on and on. The reason is that BMW has been pioneering technologies and development techniques since its inception, so almost each and every decade sees BMW making something incredible. Because of this, classic BMWs are very highly sought after. They’re some of the more expensive collector’s cars on the market and many are almost impossible to obtain.

Because of the extreme difficulty in obtaining these classic Bimmers, due to cost and rarity, owning them is usually just a fantasy for most enthusiasts. But that’s exactly what being a car enthusiast is about, daydreaming about what it would be like to take your significant other on a date in a 1971 BMW 3.0CS. And what better place to do it then here at BMWBLOG. So let’s have some fun, let’s come up with our classic BMW two-car garage.

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The rules are simple, pick two BMWs, which must have been made before the year 2000. There are no limits on cost or availability. Just pick the two classic Bimmers you’d most like to have in your garage. I’ll start it off.

It’s very difficult because there are so many fantastic choices. Where do I begin? Aside from the aforementioned classics, there’s the E36 M3 Lightweight, E28 M5, 2002tii, E39 M5, E24 M635i.

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The list seems to never end. However, if I had to just pick two, I think the first would have to be the E28 M5. There’s something about it that’s always endeared me to it. I think it’s the groundbreaking duality of its time. In the mid ‘80s, no other sedan in history had ever been so fast or capable. It could take on the Porsche 911 at the time and even had a higher top speed. Plus it looks great, is supremely comfortable, has the 3.5 liter I6 engine from the M1 and can seat five. It just doesn’t get better.


For my seconds, I’d take the M1. It may be a typical choice but I can’t help it. At the time, the M1 was the pinnacle of what BMW was capable of. It was also the first mid-engined supercar you could drive every day. It was styled by Giugiaro, had a glorious race-bred 3.5 liter I6 engine mounted in the middle, a five-speed manual and rear-wheel drive. Could a gearhead ask for anything more? The M1 just does it for me. In my eyes it’s one of the all time greats and is something I covet greatly. So it would have to be my second classic Bimmer.

So my garage consists of a mid-eighties super sedan and a late-seventies mid-engined supercar. Not too shabby. Which two classic Bimmers would you choose?

12 responses to “Two Car Classic BMW Garage”

  1. Icebreakerr says:

    that last picture just makes me think. they really do need to make a new supercar. will sell well will make many petrol heads happy.. just f’in do it bmw.

    • jason bourne says:


      Too many X cars, Gran Coupes, etc… BMW needs an R8, GT3, 918….

      • Horatiu B. says:

        True, but those cars won’t make money for them, nor grow the company. It will at best, please us, the purists.

        • Icebreakerr says:

          if i had 1 wish for anything in this world it would be for bmw to make a dream supercar or even hypercar.

        • Billy The Hillbilly says:

          Well… do you think the R8 isn’t making any for Audi? Yes, it sure is engineered by Lamborghini, but the car is not sharing any existing platform, is it? That means they had to start from scratch, which costs an awful lot. You could laugh your ass crazy when somebody told you back in 2002 they wanted to be a serious competition to the bavarians, but nowadays, it is a different story entirely. Some of it for sure is thanks to the R8, so even if they are really not making any money on the R8, it does the brand a perfect service.

          Now, BMW’s got the i8 already out, give it a proper engine and I am sure it would kick a lot of asses. Seems like a job for the most powerful letter in the world :)

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        If you like VAG so much, get out and go on a VAG forum.

        • Billy The Hillbilly says:

          well you have to give those guys a credit for making the RS6. Neither the current S8 seems to be a slouch, it is capable of bending the time and space, rides well…

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    E30 M3 Sport EVo
    E27 M1

  3. Stephen Garrett says:

    Well, I’d consider a classic to be 25 years old or older, but both of my picks fall in 25 years as well.

    So I have to go with an E34 M5 in Daytona Violet and an E30 M3 in Nogaro Silver.

  4. Gary says:

    So can we have three?
    These are my cars…..

  5. Billy The Hillbilly says:

    Two cars from up to 2000? Boy, have they made a LOT of great cars…

    Well, my first choice is the obvious one, I believe. And the second… just… have a guess :)

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