About the car
Starting in 1965, the 1800 TI / SA, a competitive sports version of the basic 1800, appeared expressly for motorsport purposes. With two twin-body turbochargers and a higher compression ratio, the car’s engine developed 130 hp and converted this family sedan into a touring race car. The high reliability of this fast four-door BMW model has helped it to achieve numerous international successes. Only a couple of hundred BMW 1800 TI / SA models were built, and therefore are extremely rare today.
Gérard Langlois von Ophem and Pascal Ickx won the 24 Hours of Spa in 1965, after Hubert Hahne and Rauno Aaltonen had finished second in the 1964 TI. In 1965, Charlie Kolb won the Palm Beach event in the SCCA National Sports Cars.
About the Brand
BMW, which stands for “Bayerische Motoren Werke” in German, is a German producer of luxury, sporty and high-end automobiles, and motorbikes, as well as a major manufacturer of aircraft engines. Founded in 1916 by Gustav Otto and Karl Friedrich Rapp, BMW is part of the BMW Group, along with Rolls-Royce and Mini.
BMW’s main headquarters and famous museum are located in Munich, Germany. During 2018, the BMW Group sold 2,125,026 cars and 123,495 two-wheelers.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps is a manufacturer of model cars, trucks, buses, motorbikes, tanks, and car accessories. It offers a wide variety of replicas in different scales, but its Formula 1 models are mainly presented in 1/18 or 1/43 scale.
The Minichamps range currently contains models of all the significant car manufacturers in the world and many types of motor racing and sports teams. Known originally as PMA (Paul’s Model Art), the company was founded in 1990. As one of the leading businesses in the industry, with the widest range of models of any other model producer, Minichamps is a pioneer in the field.