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Collection of 45 Classic BMWs Owned by Ex-Homeless Man (w/video)

Ensemble amassed by anonymous collector includes E30 M3, E24 M6, a 200C and rare 1961 700 RS race car.

Alex Nishimoto
May 13, 2015

For those with the means to own a large car collection, adversity is not usually a running theme in their stories. One anonymous BMW collector, however, tells the story of how he went from being a homeless kid to owning one of the world's largest BMW collections in this video from the Bavarian automaker.

The collector, who asked not to be shown on camera, owns 45 running classic BMWs, including an E30 M3, E24 M6, a 2000CS, and many, many others. Claiming that he was homeless at age 17, the collector says he feels lucky to be in the position he's in now. His first vintage BMW was a 1600, and because he regretted modifying it, he found an unmolested example that he's in the process of restoring to original spec. That is, his personal shop manager is in the process of restoring it. One of the rarest cars in his collection is a 1961 BMW 700 RS race car. The first of only two built, the car won several races and was even driven by Hans Stuck in his final race.

Check out the video below to hear the nameless collector's story and to see his incredible collection of vintage BMWs.

Source: BMW via YouTube

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