FUEL Bespoke Design BMW 2002

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The reason for the popularity of the 2002 is simple. It’s a small, lightweight car with a relatively powerful engine, excellent suspension, great steering, and iconic design. Perhaps the single most important feature is that the BMW 2002 is a sports car, with room for 4 adults (5 at a pinch), and some luggage. It fills that almost mythical space between a sports car and a daily driver that many automakers try to make, but usually miss by varying degrees.

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1988 BMW E30 M3 EVO 2

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The Original M3 – The BMW E30 M3 The BMW E30 M3 is widely considered one of the best drivers’ cars ever made, if not the best outright. It’s the car that BMW uses as a driving dynamics reference for many of its modern vehicles, and it’s still regarded as the most successful racing car of…

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1933 Model 1 Enigma Cipher Machine

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The Enigma was invented shortly after the end of the First World War, and it would go on to be one of the most important machines of the Second. The device itself is relatively small, about the size of a mobile typewriter, but it was capable of encrypting messages in any of 159 million million…

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1969 Opel Rallye Kadett

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Outside of Europe the Opel Kadett 1900 Rallye is a little known car, in fact it’s not all that well known in Europe either come to think of it. That said, motorsport fans will remember the Kadett as the car that launched the rally career of the great Ari Vatanen, who piloted it to his…

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1936 Horch 853 Spezialroadster

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The name Horch might not be familiar to many, but the name Audi certainly is. As it happens both automakers were founded by the same man – August Horch. Meet August Horch August attended the Mittweida Technical College and studied engineering in the late 1800s, after graduation he found his way to working for a man…

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1986 Gemballa Cyrrus

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There are few German cars as controversial as the Gemballa modified 911s. Some love them, many hate them, but the one thing no one can deny is that they always gather a crowd of curious onlookers. The Gemballa Cyrrus The Gemballa Cyrrus and it’s sister car the Avalanche are the vehicles that helped launch the…

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1929 BMW R62

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BMW motorcycles have always been a little unusual, the Germans were never afraid to depart from the norm, and to their credit, the German consumers have been more than happy to jump on for the ride. Although the R62 wasn’t produced for long it’s still much sought after by enthusiasts thanks to its elegant looks…

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Dickie Stoop’s 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328

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The 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 you see here wasn’t actually completed until 1946 – it had been ordered as a rolling chassis by the British Frazer Nash company in 1939 but the outbreak of WWII had seen all 4 chassis impounded by British Customs and Excise until a year after the war ended. A Brief…

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1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL in both Roadster and Gullwing configurations is considered by many leading automotive minds to be one of the most beautiful cars of the 20th century. Over the 1954 to 1963 production run just 3,258 were built, and today they’re among the most collectible classic cars of all time. An Introduction to…

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Ellaspede BMW R80

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This post was written by Hughan Seary of Ellaspede, when possible we like to bring you the story of a build in the words of the people who built it, to offer a unique insight into their thought process and methods. Lines. The lines of a bike are often overlooked or misunderstood; especially when it comes…

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Ex-Peter Sellers Porsche 930 Turbo

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A Short History of the Porsche 930 Turbo In 1974 Porsche displayed a new car to the general public at the Paris Auto Show. It was a turbocharged 911 with the internal type designation “930” – it had widened wheel arches, wide tires, a rear wing, and 260 hp from its rear-mounted, SOHC, 3-liter flat-6….

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