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deQuincey

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Amazing, thanks for the links Jesus.

Chris
you are welcome Chris,
it seems that two of these cars were presented for the first time in the "salón de Barcelona", the anually car exhibition show, and they say that those two cars did not left spain, probably this is one of those.
 

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Very sad that no one cared at all as they watched the demise of this car. . Good thing they will get resuscitated. Never seen this body before. very neat.
 

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How many are out there. For some reason I thought only two existed. Maybe just the restored ones.
 
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I have good news: The BMW 3.0 S Frua Coupé barn find from Madrid has found a new caretaker in Germany. He has commissioned the restoration of the car to its former glory as shown on the Paris (10/1972), Geneva (3/1973) and Barcelona (4/1973, see photo below) motor shows.
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Presently the car is in the condition shown on the photo below.
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I will document the progress of the restoration in this forum and hope that you are interested in following it.
 
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How many are out there. For some reason I thought only two existed. Maybe just the restored ones.
There have been four cars bodied by Pietro Frua with this design, one on the type 121 platform and three on the E3/E9 platform:

comm. 350: Monteverdi 2000 GTI/BMW 2000 ti Frua Coupé (type 121)
www.pietro-frua.de/1968_monteverdi2000.htm
www.pietro-frua.de/1968_bmw2000.htm
unrestored, but good condition
presently in the Monteverdi collection of the Verkehrshaus Luzern in Switzerland

comm. 350/2: BMW 2800 GTS Frua Coupé (E 9)
presently unrestored in the BMW Classic collection in Munich (Germany)
www.pietro-frua.de/1969_bmw2800.htm#Comm.%20350/2

comm. 350/3: BMW 2800 GTS Frua Coupé (E 3)
last owner Charlie Richardson, offered for sale in 1987
lost (i.e. present location unknown); does anybody know more?
www.pietro-frua.de/1969_bmw2800.htm#Comm.%20350/3

comm. 350/4: BMW 3.0 S Frua Coupé (E 3)
the Madrid barn find
actual owner in Nürnberg (Germany), restoration commissioned
www.pietro-frua.de/1969_bmw2800.htm#Comm.%20350/4
 

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lovely information thank you for sharing

some of the pics of the lady in orange are almost pornographic ;-)
 

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recently a guy in the UK or Ireland was selling the wheels shown on the blue Frua.
Perhaps those restoring it want to contact him.
Anyone remember who I am talking about?
 
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The barn find 350/4 comes many miracles and question marks. The first of them: Where are the wheels which teh car wear at the Paris and Barcelona motor shows? Or in other words: Who knows the wheels: manufacturer, used for which car? Can you help an didentify them on the following photos?

Paris 10/1972:
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Barcelona 4/1973:
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recently a guy in the UK or Ireland was selling the wheels shown on the blue Frua.
Perhaps those restoring it want to contact him.
Anyone remember who I am talking about?
What a nice coincidence to my post in the same minute: Yes, the restorer is looking to buy these wheels (see my photos above).
 
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