BMW 700S Baur Cabriolet Sport
BMW 700S Baur Cabriolet Sport
Technical Specification

Mark & Model BMW 700S Baur Cabriolet Sport
Year 1962
Registration plate Guernsey registered
Chassis Number 780196
Engine Number
Engine Capacity 697 cc
Transmissions Manual
Mileage 58000 kms
Body style Cabriolet
Interior color Red/cream
Exterior color White
Seating capacity 2+2
Wheels and Tyres Steel wheels
Asking Price £ 24,950
The BMW 700 is a small rear-engined car which was produced by BMW in various models from August 1959 to November 1965. The coupe and saloon versions of the 700 were shown at the 1959 Frankfurt Motor Show. After the show, BMW received 25,000 orders. Production of the Coupe variant began in August 1959, with the saloon version following in December. The next variant of the 700 to appear after the original coupe and saloon was the 700 Sport, in August 1960. Available only as a coupe, the Sport used an uprated engine with a pair of Solex carburettors and a 9.0:1 compression ratio. This brought the power output to 40 horsepower (30 kW). The Sport also had a rear anti-roll bar. A ribbed oil pan was used to reduce the oil temperature of the more powerful engine. The 700 Sport was renamed the 700 CS in 1963. The 700S Cabriolet was introduced shortly after the 700 Sport, and was available only with the Sport's 40 horsepower engine. The convertible body was made by Karosserie Baur of Stuttgart - 2,592 convertibles were built. It was the first BMW automobile with a monocoque structure. The 700 was a sales success at a time when BMW was close to financial ruin. The 700 was also successful in its class in motorsport, both in its stock form and as the basis of a racing special called the 700RS.
This Baur cabriolet was formerly in the showroom of a German dealership, when purchased by the owner. It has had professional work carried out to the double skinned floor which is prone to rust, and today can be described in being good original condition, with everything working apart from the clock. The original interior is especially appealing in two tone cream and red. It has the high compression, twin carburettor, two cylinder engine which propels the car to a 84 mph, driving through a four speed transmission.
The double skinned floor, prone to rust, has been professionally replaced to the correct Baur pattern. The body is in good condition.
The interior is original in period colours of cream and red. The seats and door cards are in good condition, the original mats are worn, and there will be an area of carpet that needs simply fitting.
The engine is good condition, being engineer-owner maintained. The drive shafts have been updated to UJ's from the original rubber doughnuts.
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