BMW 528 GT Coupé Frua (Italy, 1976)

AutoCult GmbH was founded in the beginning of 2015, by a team that can look back on many years of successful experience in the model car business. True to their brand and company name they are dedicated to realizing long since forgotten automobiles, which stand out due to their extraordinary shape or groundbreaking construction, as miniatures. The focus is not only on the model itself but also the story and information behind each car. In this way, AutoCult tries to resurrect long since forgotten brands in miniature form. Each of their models is handcrafted in resin, and subject to strict quality controls and a limited build of 333 pieces

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BMW 528 GT Coupé Frua (Italy, 1976)

 

After BMW’s takeover of Glas in the late 60s, the latter’s subcontracted exterior designer, Pietro Frua, saw an opportunity to establish a lucrative new relationship. As a result, he spent the next decade trying to lure BMW towards his styling services via a series of concept cars…

Earlier in the 1960s, Turin-born Frua had been tasked with the responsibility of styling an entire new range for Glas, a small Bavaria-based manufacturer that had made the leap from scooters and microcars to mid-range saloons and sports cars. In 1968, BMW completed the takeover of its smaller neighbour – but it was for reasons to do with engineering patents and factory space, rather than a fondness for the marque’s styling.

 

Undeterred, Frua set about creating a number of BMW-based concept cars in the hope of ensnaring design contracts for large-scale production runs from the Bavarian big fish. One of his final attempts came in 1976, in the form of the 528 GT Coupé. Taking a standard E12 saloon, Frua created a coupé body that bore all the trademark BMW cues, yet had a distinctly Italian flavour.

(www.classicdriver.com)

 

Red
#60014 resin   1/43 scale 105mm​

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AUTOCULT

AutoCult GmbH was founded in the beginning of 2015, by a team that can look back on many years of successful experience in the model car business. True to their brand and company name they are dedicated to realizing long since forgotten automobiles, which stand out due to their extraordinary shape or groundbreaking construction, as miniatures. The focus is not only on the model itself but also the story and information behind each car. In this way, AutoCult tries to resurrect long since forgotten brands in miniature form. Each of their models is handcrafted in resin, and subject to strict quality controls and a limited build of 333 pieces

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Weight 1.25 kg

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