Saturday, June 4, 2011

Down On The Street - Hamburg Edition

Going for an early morning pedal around Hamburg's Au├čenalster last weekend, I was presented with reams of late-model grey/charcoal/black (and the occasional - gasp - dark metallic blue), predominantly German cars parked on residential roads surrounding the lake. But always vigilant and in car hunting mode, I stumbled upon a sweet vintage BMW E9 parked on a Hamburg street.
Like the last E9 I spotted *much* closer to home, I don't know the exact model of this Bavarian machine, but I do know that I like it. Most of it, with the exception of this trunk lid tag:
But as this platform is more of a grand tourer than a sports car, I can forgive the transmission.

Still, if it were mine, it'd be in the garage getting a conversion to a proper three-pedal gearbox. That chrome fender trim would be coming off as well.