If the current BMW 1-Series Convertible is too modern looking for your retro tases and you have the money, you can take the droptop to German company Everytimer Automobile and they will give you one of these; the ETA 02 Convertible.
The coach-building firm initially revealed the model last year with two prototypes, both constructed from fiberglass. However, now that they’ve moved to the production phase, the retro skin covering the body of the 1-Series Convertible is made from carbon fiber.
Design inspiration for the car comes from the iconic BMW 2002 Convertible and the car pictured, currently on display at Retro Classics in Stuttgart, is one of those production samples finished in a body made exclusively from carbon fiber.
Retro looks with modern tech
In order to create the ETA 02 Convertible, Everytimer Automobile strips away the standard body of BMW 135i Convertible models and replaces the skin with coachbuilt work.
This includes a retro-inspired front fascia with circular headlights and a classic BMW kidney grille. The car also receives special wheels which in this case, appear to be inspired by those from the M4 GTS but without the orange accents.
Spin around to the rear and the ETA 02 Convertible adopts twin exhaust pipes, circular tallights, and a reshaped trunk. If you didn’t know any better it would be easy to mistake Everytimer’s creation as a factory BMW model from the 1970s.
Due to the 135i Convertible underpinnings, the vehicle includes a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engine pumping out 302 hp. This allows the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in roughly 5 seconds before topping out at just under 155 mph (250 km/h).
The conversion costs around €70,000 (about $80,000).