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1966 Glas GT 1700 cabriolet For Sale

  • Left Hand Drive
  • Manual
  • 1966
  • Rot
  • Dealer
  • Germany

Description

History of the Glas Cabriolet

Hans Glas was one of the most innovative car manufacturers of the 50s and 60s. The Glas company in Dingolfing produced the legendary Goggomobil and motorised an entire generation with it in the 1950s. Hans Glas responded to the call for more sportiness, comfort and a dash of extravagance in a co-operation with the legendary automobile designer Pietro Frua. Frua designed and produced the bodies for the large V8 Glas Coupé and the delightful Glas GT Coupés and Cabriolets. The shapely and very elegant 4-cylinder models were offered by Glas in the 1300 and 1700 variants. Unfortunately, due to the high production costs, none of these vehicles were a great commercial success and ultimately led to the takeover of the Glas works in Dingolfing by BMW in 1966. Today, new BMW vehicles are still produced in the now rebuilt and modernised former Glas works.

History & condition of the BMW 1700 GT Cabriolet offered here

Only 122 of the considerably more expensive 1700 GT cabriolets were produced at Glas. The history of the GT 1700 Cabriolet offered here is fully documented. The old German cardboard letter is still present and shows a chequered history with 3 previous owners in the early years. This original 1700 was first registered in Germany on 19 April 1966. It was deregistered and decommissioned at the end of the 70s. At some point, this vehicle came into the hands of a major Glas enthusiast and BMW dealer in southern Germany. An almost 10 years restoration followed in which this special vehicle was rebuilt piece by piece. A folder with various invoices from the subcontractors and a complete photo documentation of the restoration are available. The result: an uncompromising rebuild with many small improvements such as seats with headrests (original seats are still present), or conversion to 12 volts. No expense or effort was spared here. In 2022, the finished piece of jewellery was then sold to a renowned lawyer in Hamburg, who is now parting with this perfect glass with a heavy heart but for health reasons. The condition is as good as new. This delightful convertible has only been used sporadically for local classic car events since its restoration and is therefore in fantastic mint condition. The 100 hp 1. 7 litre engine is powerful and can easily cope with the 1200 kg kerb weight of the GLAS GT. The gearbox shifts precisely and the braking system has very responsive deceleration behaviour. The soft top including the panelling are also in mint condition. We have never before been able to store such a perfectly restored Glas cabriolet in our halls. This Glas GT currently has German registration papers including a registration certificate as a classic car.

Summary

This GLAS GT 1700 Cabriolet is really charming, no matter where it will be driven, the hearts fly to it. A convertible with a very high rarity value, but a classic that will never lose its appeal. In short, a ravishing icon awaits the friend of German/ Italian driving culture. Pure driving pleasure, the fascinating engine, the timeless elegant design, the marvellous driving comfort, all this is a beguiling mix whose fascination continues even after more than 60 years. The danger of addiction is omnipresent, you simply don't want to stop driving. A truly "Bella Macchina" with one of the most beautiful instrumental units of all time. The very lively Glass Club ensures an almost seamless supply of spare parts. We and our new sister company Scuderia Sportiva Servizio (ex Alfa Classic Centre) in Dortmund are happy to take over the servicing.

General information

The mileage is read off and we cannot guarantee the actual mileage. This offer is subject to change and subject to prior sale. Additional services such as a major 154 pt. comprehensive inspection, new MOT, transport, registration in Germany, valuation report, etc. are available for a separate fee.
This vehicle offered here is located in our workshop in 57548 Kirchen/ Sieg, Jungenthaler Str. 1a. Here you will find a selection of 60 historically valuable classic cars - ONLY BY PRIOR REGISTRATION. Please visit our web page to find out more about our range of services and selection of vehicles.
If you like everything you have read and seen so far and would like to view the car, PLEASE APPOINT AN APPOINTMENT! Spontaneous visitors are always welcome, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to view individual vehicles in detail.

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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Country:
Germany
Reference number:
C1714356
Listed on:
16/04/2024
Make:
Glas
Model:
1700 TS
Year:
1966
Colour:
Rot
Seller type:
Dealer

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