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1971 BMW 1600 Pickup Truck, Anyone?

Back in the late 1950s, Ford and GM found a new niche to battle upon - the 2-door coupe utility segment. It all started with the Custom-based Ford Ranchero in 1957 and it became a full-size duel when GM introduced the Chevrolet El Camino.
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They’re quite popular today, especially those muscly 1970s Chevelle-based El Caminos and, if we may add, we wouldn’t say no to a 1967 Ford Fairlane-based Ranchero. But how about an European 2-door coupe utility? We know company like Austin, Morris and Peugeot did some back in the day, but how about a German one? And not just any German vehicle, but a 1971 BMW 1600-2.

Yes folks, someone actually chopped a classic “New Class” BMW into a pickup that’ll be very popular in the United States and Australia. As a matter of fact, this Bavarian Ute is actually listed for sale in San Francisco and can be had for only $14,700. Not bad for an unique vehicle, eh?

Modified by “a local BMW expert”, the 1600 pickup has received a more powerful six-cylinder 2.5-liter engine with a five-speed manual gearbox. Other enhancements include unnamed Jaguar brakes, BMW E36 M3 seats, Bilstein suspension and bespoke wood trim.

All told, from the photos posted by Cars Dawydiak it sure looks like the builder put a lot of effort into the car. Scroll below for the photo gallery and head over to their website for more details.

 
 
 
 
 

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