Legends exhibited at BMW Bedfordview

Celebrating Heritage Month during September at BMW and Mini Bedfordview means bringing icons of the past to re-connect with their current siblings.

BMWM5

In this regard, visitors to the dealership can see astonishing BMWs and Minis of yesteryear creating a nostalgia for petrolheads.

Guy Kilfoil, Dealer Principal at Bedfordview, says they did something similar in 2017. “This time round, we decided to put the icons of the past next to their modern-day counterparts on the BMW side. We might add more surprises during the current month, but I cannot say more at this stage.”

The legendary machinery includes BMWs like the E36 M3 4-door, the E28 M5, the E30 333i (unique to South Africa), the E31 V12 850CSi and the BMW Z3 roadster. All these cars are paired up with their modern-day versions.

BMWM3
BMWM5
BMW850
BMW333
BMWZ3
Morris Mini
Mini Cooper GP
Mini Cooper Estate
Mini Monte Carlo
BMWM3
BMWM5
BMW850
BMW333
BMWZ3
Morris Mini
Mini Cooper GP
Mini Cooper Estate
Mini Monte Carlo

On the Mini side, there are true jewels like an original Morris Mini, a replica of the rally version of the Mini Cooper S Monte Carlo and a Mini Cooper S Estate. Also on show is the hot rocket Mini Cooper GP, which was the third quickest production car at the recent Knysna Simola Hill Climb with the legendary Regard Roets behind the wheel.

Guy says that three of the old timers on the BMW side have one owner with two of the Minis belong to one person.

The last words come from Guy: “Using the rear view-mirror is never the best tool for dynamic driving, but it’s always important to know where you come from!”

  • Visitors are welcome to see the heroes of not so long ago up close at the dealership. The exhibition will last till the end of September, and we are open every day from 07:30 to 17:30 during the week and from 08:30 to 13:30 on a Saturday.

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