Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
It has never been a better time to own or race a vintage BMW. The German automaker has announced two new divisions specifically aimed at assisting the proprietors of its classic vehicles.
The first is actually an expansion of what was previously known as the Heritage Workshop. Previously dedicated to maintaining the company's own fleet of classic automobiles and motorcycles, the division has been re-christened as the BMW Classic Center, opening its doors to the public in the process.
In addition to servicing, certifying and even dealing in classic BMWs, the company's classics department has also launched a dedicated Motorsport Division. The new initiative, headed by a former BMW sportscar racing director, has been established specifically to cater to vintage racing machines from BMW and Mini, preparing them for revival events and classics rallies.
BMW estimates that some 600,000 of its automobiles and another 70,000 motorcycles built up from its foundation through the 1980s are still on the road, representing 10% of its historic production.
Gallery: BMW Classic Center