Historically, it’s coupes that get the love. There’s something iconic about a two-door’s profile and their sportier disposition. Sedans, on the other hand, are born and bred as a means to an end, a way from point A to point B with the capacity to carry a family. As such, the E9 Coupe has found its way to the spotlight and is heralded as Hagerty’s 2019 top car to invest in. The E9’s four-door counterpart, the E3 “Bavaria” as it is known stateside, seems all but forgotten.
H2Oi 2013 was filled with truly impressive cars, as it is every year – but no matter how many Volkswagens, Audis, Porsches, and BMWs you gather in one place, nothing will define “cool” quite like Jason Sellers’s 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible. Despite my love for German cars, the American yacht stole the show, encompassing a lengthy number of things I truly love about cars and style.
I found myself tracing the brand new Kugelfischer injection lines as they hovered over the infamous red Alpina velocity stacks. Engines like these don’t come around often; their parts are rare; their components, valuable. Each nut and bolt is torqued to specs chosen decades ago, proven correct by an era of winning races, and ensured by time. To encounter an engine like this is, in the simplest of terms, truly special to any BMW fanatic.