BMW SA unveiled a completely refurbished 530 MLE (Motorsport Limited Edition) that bought it for little more than a shell over a year.
The car is one of the BMW 530 MLEs that is known to still exist and should join the growing list of restored BMW legends from the past, including the BMW M1, a 1970s-era super car wedge.
The car number 100 was owned by racing driver and former BMW MLE racing manager Peter Kay-Eddy, and its engine and chassis numbers are coincidental, proof that there was no retro modification from 1976 when the car was built together. with 99 other road versions to satisfy homologation for racing purposes. Another feather in her hat is that the 530MLE was the first BMW to carry the famous M badge, two years before the BMW M1 and about nine years before the 1984 E28 BMW M5.
The revitalized special BMW was recently unveiled at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn in the company of BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa CEO Tim Abbott, who said: "The BMW 530 MLE at the time demonstrated just how ideal the racing sport setting was to impress the motor. public with the performance of new vehicles.