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Made To Drive | S15 E11

1967 BMW 1600: A Bimmer Named Derby

The 2002tii and Turbo get all the love, but there’s a unique charm to these early 1600 coupes.
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Nickg1933
Nickg1933

Heel and Toe on the down shifts !
supprised me – she’s not mucking about
Interesting video thank you

Roman Macias

Luna, when all this ‘air pollution’ clears up, please consider the next CA rally to be up here in the Bay Area. Those roads are gorgeous and familiar to us up here and should be shared with others! Hard to deny they are very distinct and uniquely beautiful compared to other parts of CA.

George Millwood
George Millwood

My wife and I owned a 2002 in France and we drove 45,000 kms over the twelve months of our escape from the mundane world of work in 74/75. it was a long honeymoon and this video brings back the memories.

mgbeemer
mgbeemer

As a 1973 MGB owner, I identify with the young lady. Owning and driving a “classic” is a visceral experience. Some wonder how I bother to own a car with such an awful reputation for being unreliable. However, I counter that a properly maintained “B” exhibits fewer problems as compared with modern-day, electronic dominated sleds. My only (and very minor) suggestion is to show bikers riding their own period classics, preferably 60’s era slash 2’s.

John Hewett
John Hewett

I love all classics from this period, the days when style wasn’t computer generated or designed by committee. These cars weren’t perfect like modern cars, they need care to drive and care to maintain. You have to be passionate or you wouldn’t own one! Hats off to Lisa for her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for this beautiful car. Another great Petrolicious video to get us through the lockdown, well done to all involved 🙂

Christer Lundem
Christer Lundem

Very nice video. Lisa, you heel-and-toe on downshifts – love that. Proper car, real driving and knowledge. And serenity in todays situation. Thanks a lot for this!

rjbelt
rjbelt

What a great video. I loved the 1600 and the 2002 when they hit the road in the late 60’s and this is a great look back. It enjoyed seeing a young woman who knows how the car works and obviously relishes the manual trans.

MotoLisa.02P
MotoLisa.02P

Hi everyone! Lisa here. Thank you so much for watching Derby’s video. Can’t thank Petrolicious enough for putting out content that’s “tastefully” done for us car enthusiasts! I would like to thank the videographer who came out to shoot Derby in such a creative way! I would also like to thank Bay Area local Jim Huff who had an quick cameo appearance in this video with his 4 door 1600 Neue Klasse BMW. You can catch his petrolicious video called “the Grey Ghost” also on Petrolicious. My car enthusiast friends are all one of a kind and I enjoy seeing… Read more »

sashanice
sashanice

Hi Lisa, beautifully done! My favorite part you said you want to drive it when you’ll be old lady with driving gloves on! I can totally appreciate it! Just a few days ago I saw an F80 M3 in Marina Blue with white interior where old lady with same age passenger were driving this beast of the machine! What a sight to enjoy!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Thanks, Lisa, for sharing this with us.

Mark Fraser Babbitt
Mark Fraser Babbitt

Those are some great roads to cruise on. Although the roads of New England are fun, winters take their toll on the roads and the roads take their toll on the vehicles. Had a ’68 1602, then a ’72 2002. Great automobiles!! Nice to know how much Lisa appreciates her Derby!

Scott A
Scott A

where are those roads?
I’m guessing north of San Fran.
maybe up just north of Marin? Point Reyes?

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Up that way. Absolutely. Maybe near Stinson Beach. Perhaps Bolinas Lagoon. The restaurant on a pier seems familiar.

Bohemianracer
Bohemianracer

I admire women that are car enthusiasts, specially if they drive a manual.

Scott Morse
Scott Morse

Great story….thank you for sharing.

wing nut
wing nut

Most soothing video to date from this impeccable library of films. Thanks.

RedGrey
RedGrey

Beautiful. Thank you!