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1965 BMW 1800 TI/SA

The 1800TISA was produced in 1965 specifically for works team in the mid-1960s. Only 200 such cars were built featuring twin carburetors, a higher compression ratio and a five speed gearbox. The 130bhp TI/SA won many races including a second place finish the 24 Hours of Spa. Hubert Hahne also won the German national championship in 1964.

The car was based off the standard based on the 1800TI (Turismo Internationale) and upgraded to SonderAusführung specification by the factory.


Dual 45 DCOE Weber carburetors
10.5:1 compression
Longer duration cam
150+ Horsepower (as opposed to 120 bhp for the 1800 TI and 102 for the standard 1800)
5 speed close ratio transmission
Rear disc brakes
Special sports seats
Tachometer that extends from dash out toward driver
Wooden steering wheel
No bumpers or wheel covers

1965 BMW 1800 TI/SA Gallery

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In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Germany
production 200
key drivers Rauno Aaltonen, Hubert Hahne

Auction Sales History

1966 BMW 1800 TI/SA Sedan – sold for $39,780

Only 200 genuine factory-built ‘Tisas’ were made, most of which are either in private ownership or German museums, so the appearance of one on the open market is an event of considerable importance. Supplied new in Germany, this example was previously owned, raced and restored by well-known marque expert and BMW CCA leading light Art Krill of Colorado. The car has the 130bhp (DIN) engine, breathing via twin Webers, and a Getrag five-speed, close-ratio gearbox, while other noteworthy features include special suspension, factory lightweight racing bucket seats, roll cage and column-mounted tachometer. Ready to resume its competition career or, alternatively, return to the street, this rare, historic BMW competition model is offered with owner’s handbook and Certificate of Title.

Auction Source: 2006 Monterey Preview