BMW E3 Kombi

Discussion in 'E3 General Discussion' started by roundel, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. roundel

    roundel Member

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    I thought this might be interesting to some E3 enthusiasts. We are restoring one of the 3 E3 Kombi`s built by BMW in 1970 for their race department. The cars were based on a 3;0s saloon with a roll cage & all of the rear seat area boarded for storage, and sleeping!
    We think this is the only one left and intend to restore it and use it again.
    I will try to put some pictures up.

    alex
     
  2. Nicad

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    Sounds very interesting, keep us posted.
     
  3. Luis A.

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    I know that The Werkshop in Chicago has been restoring a couple of E3 station wagons. Is the one you are referring to one of those?
     
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    Found this pics in the net:
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    pics please

    Sounds like a neat E3 project.
    C'mon, put some pics up! ;-)

    Any period pics of it in action in the paddock or with the team?

    have fun!
     
  6. roundel

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    Kombi

    Here is a picture of the Kombi at the Acropolis Rally with the works 2002 rally car. 1973.
    alex
     

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    JMinNJ Active Member Site Donor

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    What do You call it?

    Is it a "Touring", an "Estate", a "Kombi" or a "Station Wagon"?
    Please don't let it be a "Shooting Brake" (or "Break").
     
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    I would have guessed it is being restored to blackmail BMW...
    Specially that black funeral home wagon.
     
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    Looks like a cross between an International Traveller and a Volvo 1800ES.
     
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    Oldtimer Grand Prix 1994

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    Some of you might recognize the guy in the red van.
    This was long before he upgraded to a white Mercedes truck, with yellow and red stripes (and its content).

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    Never seen one of those, but it's really sweet - I'd rock one.
     
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    I have one or two brochure about a e3 "touring" version.....
    realized upon request, only few left....I'd buy one , if only italian import documents were not so problematic...
    Francesco
     
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    Yes, I do recognize Dieter Tögel. Was he the owner of the E3 Kombi?
     
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    hi mr bram....
    bram visser , right?
    Francesco from Italy
     
  17. 2275xxx

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    Well... this was 18 years ago.
    I am not 100% sure, but I suppose he was.
    Maybe Yannick or Gerrit will know ?
     
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    looks like the 'Togel Kombi' had seen a few scraps (left front and right rear)
    guess he didn't 'leave it on the track'

    ;-)
    neat stuff, keep 'em coming
     
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    This is a conversion done in the UK at the time, no doubt a lovely car. But for clarity, its not one of the E3 Kombi's made by the factory for the racing department mentioned at the start of this post.

    Pete
     

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