15 Photos Of A Strikingly Handsome 1967 BMW-Glas 3000 V8 Fastback

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Loving this insanely cool 1967 BMW-Glas 3000 V8 Fastback that's heading to the auction block soon. Here's the official description of this (very) interesting ride.

Some of the most interesting cars to have ever been created by BMW are those that have been crafted not in-house by BMW’s own designers, as skilled as they may be, but by outside coachbuilders. After BMW’s acquisition of famed old-line German automaker Glas in 1966, the company continued to produce the Glas 3000 V8, albeit under the name BMW-Glas, and badge it as a BMW. The design of the Glas 3000 V8 was polarizing to some, but the acquisition gave coachbuilder Pietro Frua, who had designed a handful of other Glas models, an opportunity to reimagine the car’s design.

The vehicle presented here is the only BMW-Glas 3000 V8 to be fitted with custom bodywork by Frua. Whilst the car’s fastback body differed from anything built by Glas or BMW at that time, it was instantly recognizable by its iconic kidney-shaped grille. Unlike the somewhat bulbous Glas models, this new car’s coachwork was sleek, low-slung, and aggressive. Its design was similar to that of a Maserati Ghibli or an Iso Grifo, and clearly Frua had been influenced by Giorgetto Giugiaro in its lines.