Eye Candy: Legends at the Autobahn

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1967 BMW pulled out of an orchard | Nicole James photos

For two years, Eric, a California native, drove past a 1967 BMW 2002 in Oakland. Drawn to the car, he left notes on it and in a nearby mailbox, offering to buy the car from whomever owned it. One day, he got a call, and the BMW he had been lusting after was his.

Engine in the rescued BMW

“I found it in an orchard and I got it running for the show,” Eric said, adding he has discovered the BMW is an original California car with matching numbers throughout. “I’ll rescue anything that I can.”

The orchard-found BMW was one of many dominating the show field Saturday at the Legends of the Autobahn car show, held at the Nicholas Club as part of Monterey Car Week.

As the featured marque, the show encompassed BMWs of all eras. However performance cars from the 1960s to ‘90s were most prominent and ranged from stock to highly modified.

Other makes at the seventh annual showcase of German vehicles included Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, and for some reason a Boss 302 Ford Mustang made an appearance on the field.

Michelin had a large presence with a display of new BMWs, and several aftermarket companies were in attendance.

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The BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi clubs also were in attendance with booths to register new members.

Photos by Nicole James 

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan