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From the Archives: 1965 BMW 3200CS Bertone Coupe

Of all the 1000+ cars I've shot over the past 15 years, this Bertone-bodied BMW coupe remains one of my favorites. Again, I've never produced a feature on this car and these are basically quick snapshots of the car, its a local Southern California car and I still wait for a magazine editor to commission a full feature.

The BMW 3200 CS was a sports touring car manufactured by BMW between January 1962 and September 1965 and was the last version of a BMW using the postwar luxury sedan 501 platform introduced in 1951. It was introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show and over its lifespan, a little more than five hundred were built. The styling of the 3200 CS obviously influenced the 2000 CS coupe that followed, a car based on the New Class sedans. It is also is one of the first BMWs to employ the now famous the Hofmeister kink on its C-pillar, a styling element that survives to today's BMWs.

Photos copyright 2012 by Richard Truesdell, all rights reserved.

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