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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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Todd Westlie
Todd Westlie
10 months ago

Hello Lisa, the BMW 1600 was actually available as a 1969 model year car. I know, I had one. One of the best and most fun to drive cars I have ever owned and I have owned many vehicles including a 1993 M5 and a 2001 M Coupe. Nice video, BTW, and I hope you keep Derby forever.

Nickg1933
Nickg1933
2 years ago

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

Roman Macias
Roman Macias
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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 them at car events and just driving around on the roads! As mentioned in the video, appreciating cars are in our blood and we all speak the same language. Take care out there and drive tastefully!

sashanice
sashanice
2 years ago
Reply to  MotoLisa.02P

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
2 years ago
Reply to  MotoLisa.02P

Thanks, Lisa, for sharing this with us.

Mark Fraser Babbitt
Mark Fraser Babbitt
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago
Reply to  Scott A

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

Bohemianracer
Bohemianracer
2 years ago

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

Scott Morse
Scott Morse
2 years ago

Great story….thank you for sharing.

wing nut
wing nut
2 years ago

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

RedGrey
RedGrey
2 years ago
Reply to  wing nut

Beautiful. Thank you!