BMW Garmisch concept recreates a missing link at Villa d’Este – Roadshow
id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Friday, on the monied shores of Northern Italy’s Lake Como, BMW revealed a particularly unusual and striking new concept car to the media ahead of the region’s ultra-posh Concorso D’Eleganza villa di batu D’Este classic car show. Yes, the coupe seen here is indeed a brand-new car, it just doesn’t look like it. It’s a painstaking recreation of a somewhat obscure 1970 Geneva Motor Show showcar that ended up having a surprisingly large impact on the company.
Known as the BMW Garmisch, this champagne-colored recreation is an unconventional and surprising development from the German luxury automaker for many reasons. The car is a dramatic rebirth of the original 1979 2002 ti Garmisch Coupe concept, an independent proposal from Italian design house Bertone that few remember — a one-off car whose fate has been lost to the fog of time.