PRESS RELEASE 6/12/2016
100 years BMW & 50 years Opel GT
at the Hellenic Motor Museum
The Hellenic Motor Museum is celebrating BMW’s 100th anniversary as well as and the 50th anniversary of the Opel GT.
From the 1st of December, 2016, the Museum’s visitors will have the opportunity to admire unique models up close and learn about some of the legends produced by BMW, in a dedicated exhibition.
The cars that will be on exhibit are:
Frazer Nash – BMW 319/328 Willis 1935
BMW 319/328 MOTTO STREAMLINER R 1935 /1950
BMW Isetta 300 1959
BMW 700 Coupe Racing 1962
BMW 2000 C 1967
BMW 2002 Tii 1973
BMW 635 CSI Coupe 1979
ΒΜW 735 iAL 1988
BMW M5 VDP, 1999
It should be noted that, in prewar Great Britain, BMW cars were branded under Frazer Nash – BMW, named for the local distributor and creator of the similarly named race. The exhibits cover the period between 1930 and 1990, with the exception of the period of the second world war when manufacturing was forbidden by the Allies. Specifically for the two prewar models with their lightweight aluminum, specially designed, chassis, the BMW Museum in Munich has exchanged information with the Greek Automobile Museum for certifying their history.
At the same time we are going to be celebrating the 50 years of OPEL GT, a groundbreaking sports car that “rocked” the automotive industry when it was first introduced in 1966.