Had a friend here in the car biz who brought one of these over back in the day, it was a hoot and scary as hell to drive.
He sold it off to build another BMW 1600/2002 race car, if memory serves, I think he should have kept the R5 for me to drive.
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16 Countryman S ALL4 Earl Grey Metallic Park Lane - Delivered 10/9/2015, Lounge Leather Light Coffee, Anthracite Headliner, etc....
11 Countryman S ALL4 Oxford Green/White - Born 11/8/2010 Status: Delivered 01/05/2011!
07 MCSa DS/W - R56 RMW Tune - V. 2.25, NO UJ/Dragon package - Mods (yes) Sold Local to local 5280 folks.. 10/7/2015 Picasa Photos
The Turbo 2 is an Awesome car, I've seen a few running around in CA. A co-worker has a friend who has one in FL......but I'll take the 6R4 any day.
Rally Mini Cooper: STI gravel front/ Reiger gravel rear struts, , OMP seats/Steering wheel, JCW stuff, EBC brakes, Cooper S head, Close ration straight cut gear set, FIA spec roll cage, R56 trailing arms,
Saw an R5 Turbo next to an A110 Alpine at Road America. Must confess, I only took photos of the Alpine, but I do recall how cool that car was back when it was new. I saw it a few times on public roads in France in the 80s - what a head turner with those wide fenders. They built only 3576 of these over 4 years.