At the beginning of June I had the pleasure to visit the Klassikwelt Bodensee, a vintage car show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The show features numerous displays from classic car clubs and classic car dealers. Also private individuals are invited to present their treasure on four wheels.

A special section at the show was dedicated to BMW and the 100th anniversary of the Munich-based car manufacturer. The local BMW dealer as well as several BMW clubs took care of the companies’ appearance. The BMW clubs included the BMW V8 Club, the BMW Z1 Club and the BMW 8 Series Club.


Visitors were able to enjoy a selection of V8-powered BMWs from the past, such as the BMW 502 “Barockengel” and newer classics like the BMW Z8. A white BMW M1 and a white BMW 507 roadster were the highlights amongst all BMW classics. The 507 roadster had an estimated value of 2.6 Million € ($2.9 Million).


Thanks to a large number of private participants, several other BMW models were also represented. Classic car fans showed a variety of the first BMW 3 Series model, code-named E21. The E21 was built in the time from 1975 to 1982 and marked the beginning of the successful BMW 3 Series. Also the successor of the E21, the E30, was often seen in Friedrichshafen.


Additional BMW classics included the BMW Isetta, several cars of the BMW 02 series and the BMW M635i CSI.