BMW 2002 Rally Lisboa Warmbold #76 (diecast 1:18, AUTOart)

  • BMW 2002 Rally Lisboa Warmbold #76 (from 1972)
  • AUTOart
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
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History and Significance of the BMW 2002 Rally Lisboa Warmbold #76

The BMW 2002 is a classic in the automotive world, and the model #76, known as the Rally Lisboa Warmbold, is a particularly distinctive example. This car, developed as part of the legendary racing series, belongs to the first generation of the BMW 02, built from 1968 to 1975. Designed and developed by Giovanni Michelotti and his team, the BMW 2002 quickly became a sought-after vehicle both on the road and on the racetrack. Many motorsport fans still fondly remember the glorious days when this car raced around the tracks in early races, impressing with its reliability and performance. Unlike its predecessor, the BMW 1602, the BMW 2002 boasted more power and sparked the interest of many engineers and drivers.

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Technical Data and Special Features of the BMW 2002

Under the hood of this iconic vehicle was a powerful engine: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produced between 100 and 130 horsepower. This engine, known for its reliability and user-friendliness, made the BMW 2002 a popular choice for racers worldwide. At the Rally Lisboa, the car showcased its strength with a powerful suspension and precise handling, enabling a robust performance on challenging rally tracks. With advanced suspension systems from Bilstein and a superior braking system, drivers like Achim Warmbold and Sobe Witten could push their skills to the limit and deliver captivating performances in rally sports.

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Motor Sport Successes and Famous Drivers

The BMW 2002 quickly amassed some notable victories, especially in rally events. One of the most famous wins was at the Acropolis Rally by Achim Warmbold, who masterfully piloted the car and made a name for himself in motorsport. Drivers like Hubert Hahne and Hans-Joachim Stuck were also well-known drivers who fully exploited the potential of this powerful car and achieved remarkable feats. These successes significantly contributed to the legend of the BMW 2002 and established it as a symbol of German engineering and innovation in motorsport.

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Paint Job and Exterior Features

The Rally Lisboa Warmbold #76 model stands out visually with its dynamic paint job. A bright white forms the main tone of the body, accentuated by blue highlights on the hood and along the sides of the vehicle, making the car instantly recognizable. Eye-catching details include the large black "Warmbold" lettering on the side, as well as the race number 76 on both doors. Important sponsors like Castrol and Bilstein are also prominently displayed, giving the car an authentic racing vibe. The four additional headlights on the front and rally plaques complete the classic rally look.

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The 1/18 Scale Model by AUTOart

For collectors, the model of the BMW 2002 Rally Lisboa Warmbold #76 is a fascinating miniature crafted in a detailed 1/18 scale by AUTOart. Made from sturdy die-cast material, this model blends durability and accuracy. The model not only showcases the authentic paint job but also minute details like the genuine sponsor decals and accurately designed rims. Particularly, the replication of the auxiliary headlights and plaques on the front sets this model apart. Collectors like "Oldtimer" from Modelly appreciate the attention to detail and high quality standards of this replica. A true gem for all model car enthusiasts and an impressive piece of motorsport history to behold.

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