It is truly amazing what people can do with a car when they let their imagination run wild and put in the serious hours and dollars that it takes to make something remarkable. It’s not just hot rods and tuner cars but also the quirky, random things like this BMW from San Francisco, California. It started out as a 1971 1600, but there’s not exactly a whole lot of that car left. It was turned into a parts hauler and neat moving advertisement for an independent BMW shop, and now this crazy one-off pickup is up for grabs, perfect for someone who really doesn’t want to see himself coming the other way. Aside from the obvious and well-done wood-trimmed bed in the back, there’s plenty of other stuff underneath that sets this car apart.
The engine is from an E30 325i and is fitted with a custom camshaft, larger throttle body, and adjustable A/F meter. The exhaust system is custom but is tipped with a handsome pair of pipes from a Ducati. Thankfully, the chassis has also reportedly been stiffened since the Neue Klasse BMWs were never really designed to be pickups, and a four-point roll bar has been added at the front of the bed. There are Bilstein shocks all around as well. Inside, there are a pair of seats from an E36 M3, a custom steering wheel, and an aftermarket stereo.
It would be really cool to see what this thing is like to drive. Since there is no tailgate or real back window and since there probably isn’t much room in the back anyway, this probably isn’t the most practical vehicle out there, but with its admirable attention to detail, more modern mechanicals, and huge uniqueness factor, it is still very cool. Interesting in every sense of the word, this is a car to look out for.
Check out the 1971 BMW 1600 Pickup here on eBay, where the “Buy It Now” price is set at $16,900 and open to offers.