BMW’s successor to the 1500 saloon was the 1800, launched in September of 1963, with a 1,773cc, 90bhp engine. One interesting variation of the 1800 was the 1800ti which continued the manufacturer’s trend towards sporting motoring by delivering 110bhp, courtesy of twin sidedraught Solex carburettors and an increased compression ratio of 9.5:1, while the chassis featured stiffer suspension. With the BMW 1800ti race drivers clinched numerous victories, including Hubert Hahne winning the German Circuit Championship in 1964. A mere 200 genuine factory-built Ti SA models were produced, most of which now reside in museums or private collections.
Coys are delighted to present this very rare BMW, which comes with an interesting and detailed history. Originally a standard 1800 Ti, the car underwent a major upgrade to Ti SA specification over 10 years ago. The BMW was raced in Germany under the ownership of the Ardelt Family before it moved to the UK where it has lived ever since. This vehicle was built to FIA specification and comes with its original HTP papers. The engine, chassis, interior, brakes and suspension are all fully race prepared to a high standard and ready to enjoy by the next owner.
The engine is a fantastic 1800 race engine built by Laranca Engineering, fully blue printed, lightened and balanced with twin 48 Weber carburettors, a 316 degree Schrick camshaft, alloy inlet manifold and an FIA approved cast iron exhaust manifold. Power output is a healthy 150bhp at the wheels with the softer camshaft. The gearbox is a Getrag 5 speed manual.
Brakes consist of ATE callipers at the front with drums at the rear, both with cooling ducts and brake bias adjusters. The suspension consists of race springs, Bilstein front and rear dampers, front and rear adjustable anti roll bars.
The full specification of this vehicle can be requested in person as it is too extensive to list in its entirety here. This car is eligible for Goodwood revival and many other historic race championships and comes with a valid MSA Historic technical passport assigned on 11/12/2012- This car has proved itself as not just a display piece, as it has been raced regularly in both HSCC and U2TC championship for the past 10 years.
With a great provenance and for the fraction of a price of a factory built Ti SA, this car is the next best thing for any BMW enthusiast.