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      10-25-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE) Restored

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After a year of painstaking restoration, BMW South Africa unveiled its latest restoration project the track-inspired BMW 530 MLE.

When BMW South Africa wanted to go racing in the mid-1970s, the company sought out famous racing driver and Head of BMW Motorsport Jochen Neerpasch. Shortly thereafter, two of the first generation BMW 5 Series (E12) race cars were prepared to compete in the flagship Modified Production Series in South Africa.

The BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE) rolled up to the starting line in the Modified Production Series in 1976. Fifteen wins from 15 consecutive starts followed, and BMW stamped its authority on the racing series with three championship titles in three years. The BMW 530 MLE was the most successful racing BMW 5 Series in history when it was retired in 1985.



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After a year of painstaking restoration, BMW South Africa unveiled its latest restoration project – the track-inspired BMW 530 MLE.

When BMW South Africa wanted to go racing in the mid-1970s, the company sought out famous racing driver and Head of BMW Motorsport Jochen Neerpasch. Shortly thereafter, two of the first generation BMW 5 Series (E12) race cars were prepared to compete in the flagship Modified Production Series in South Africa.

The BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE) rolled up to the starting line in the Modified Production Series in 1976. Fifteen wins from 15 consecutive starts followed, and BMW stamped its authority on the racing series with three championship titles in three years. The BMW 530 MLE was the most successful racing BMW 5 Series in history when it was retired in 1985.

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When BMW still made beautiful cars. The guys who are coming out with the current designs need to start taking notes.
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what a pretty car! timeless. why can't they make something like this anymore...shame
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what a pretty car! timeless. why can't they make something like this anymore...shame
It's really not on them per say, for one the people who are buying new BMW's are generally very content with the styling and two you cant make these old designs work in the new crash test ratings worldwide. These things would get destroyed in a frontal offset test. New cars all look so similar because theyre safe.
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Rare but joyous to see this place and the one-off BMW's from here getting some attention. Amazing restoration done in short time. We have a few more
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