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South African Glas hybrid - 2000SA

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Here's a an odd ball. Normally the Glas/BMW bastard saloons do nothing for me, but I can imagine with some light modifying this would be a pretty cool and unique drive.



Believed to be the only example in the UKVery original and presented in fantastic overall conditionAssigned an age-related registration f...





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This same car was in Malaysia 2016 till quite recently... I wonder why such an oddity has wandered around the world so much...


By AZLAN RAMLI THANKS to the painful travel restriction, lots of free time and some extra cash lying around, I have...


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White and blue are the national colours of Bavaria.

BMW originally produced high-performance aircraft engines, and the white and blue quartered, circular emblem is intended to give the impression of an aircraft propeller at high speed.

Having produced quality cars for over fifty years, BMW proudly introduces the uniquely South African BMW 2000 SA. Manufactured in South Africa and developed exclusively for our rugged conditions.

This "Executive Express" is a perfect blend of all the qualities that make motoring really worthwhile.

Prestige takes second place only to the owner's pride in driving his BMW 2000 SA.“


So BMW itself directly contributed to the ‘propeller’ Roundel origin theory… 🫠

Where we goin’? … I’ll drive…
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I like it.  The ads offer just enough performance info to make me want to order one.

A radiator shop is a good place to take a leak.


I have no idea what I'm doing but I know I'm really good at it.

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Interesting how they got the finned alloy sump, like the 1600GT - as far as I'm aware they're identical to the 02 sump dimensionally. May be they thought it might add a little extra cooling in the south African heat?


Also, despite being made in 1970 the fake wood veneer on the dash is the same type as my '65 NK, which was changed the following year on the BMW. May be BMW had a stock of the stuff to get ride of 🙂





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9 hours ago, 2002iii said:

Looks like a Ford Cortina with BMW badging.

If you look at some of the last Glas cars produced before the BMW takeover, they're essentially identical.  Where the Roundel is located in the grille's center was originally a large script G--for Glas.  


Like finishing those leftover 1600-odd Glas GT body shells with BMW running gear, BMW thriftily moved all that Glas sedan tooling to their South Africa assembly plant where they could be used without competing with "real" BMWs (NK sedans at the time).  There were other "interesting" BMWs built exclusively for the SA market over the years--like a 2004...



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