Cool Stuff Seen at Our Dealership

1959 BMW Isetta 300

This 1959 BMW Isetta 300 was purchased and registered new in Louisiana and seems to have remained in the same family until about 6 years ago. The son of the original owner commissioned a restoration a number of years ago and sold it to a local family about 6 years ago-
The  local woman had wanted one since she was 16 years old and her husband bought this one for her and had it shipped from Baton Rouge. They drove the car in a few parades and the like but rarely got it out. On the windy mountain roads outside Lyons it was a bit underpowered with a 13hp 300cc single cylinder four stroke motor.

Rumor has it that is takes a whopping 30 seconds or so to go from 0 to 30 MPH- We don't know and don't really want to find out!

The car originated in Italy as the brainchild of an appliance manufacturer, hence the refrigerator door type opening on the front. BMW made some changes to the car and re-introduced it in 1956 with a larger and very slightly more powerful motor.

It remains one of the most widely produced micro-cars ever and is an important part of BMW's heritage.

Sorry, this car is not for sale-

1997 BMW 328i convertible

With a removable hard top, stand for the hard top when storing it, car cover and only 66k miles.

1997 BMW Z3 1.9

First year of the Z3- people may remember it in Atlanta Blue when it debuted in the James Bond film "Goldeneye" and James Bond drove it briefly on a Caribbean island- This one is in Boston Green with beige interior-  manual transmission and also 66k miles. we are asking $12,990 for it-

1974 BMW 2002

We got this beauty back in January 2020 and it took us 9 months to get it to the showroom! It had some minor rust issues and the interior was not in great shape- fortunately the mechanicals were already pretty well sorted. We took it to Trachsel Body and Paint to address the corrosion.  This one was fun to have at BMW of Salem!

1970’s BMW 3.0 csi

What is known in BMW circles as a E9- It came to us not running and had not been driven in years- it belongs to a local client who has a true passion for BMW. He owns over a dozen BMWs and this is just one of his fairly collectible cars. We are just glad that he did not lose all of his cars in the recent fires, it was within a few miles of his property and that would have been tragic. Check out the seats- interesting design. Some of his other cars are an E30 M3, a shark nose M6, an 850 that was recently restored, 4 2002's and a few others, including a very rare Alpina B6 Grand Coupe.

2001 BMW Z8

There were only about 5,000 of these built for the world. This is the first year that the car was available in the US and this one only has a little over 22,000 miles on it. We assisted the owner in moving the car here from the mid-west as he and his wife are relocating to the Oregon coast. We sold one about a year ago to someone who is on the coast also in the same color combination. Rare car indeed but to have 2 silver on red cars within a few miles of each other will be pretty cool.

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL | AKA Luigi

BMW made about 140 3.0 CSL shells for use in racing, they kept some for their own use and handed out a few to select race teams. This one was one of three that were given to Luigi Cimarosti, a Belgian race team owner. It was raced all over Europe in from 1976 until 1981. The car sat untill1992 when it was restored and subsequently raced by Adolfo Parizza and finally retired in 1998. It sat in storage until the current owner got wind of it and brought it to SeaTac on January 28, 2013.

It has been restored to pretty much the same set-up as 1976 with the addition of a few modern safety features.

It does still see the track occasionally along with the owners other track cars, a BMW E30 M3, an early 1970's 2002 and a very rare BMW 700 along with a few others- you may even spot his wife in a red 2019 X3 M Competition in the area. The owner is a huge BMW enthusiast and a good friend to BMW of Salem. We thank him for allowing us to show off his collection. Have a cool or vintage vehicle around Corvallis, Keizer, Albany or Salem? Send us a picture of come cruise up to our BMW dealership at BMW of Salem!

1991 850i

This 1991 850i belongs to a local client- he recently repainted it and fixed a few other things- He has had it transported to the east coast for a drive through New England and parts of Canada with the BMW Car Club in the area. The owner is a true BMW enthusiast and is also the owner of the white 3.0 also pictured here on this page


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    1151 Van Ness Ave NE
    Salem, OR 97301

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