Crazy Rare 1800 Ti SA Stolen, Then Found (Yay!)

Everybody who grew up on 90s TV is a sucker for a happy ending, and the people of Colorado Springs just got a real-life one.
By Daniel Smith
Cover photo: via via Winslow BMW.

Colorado Springs — home to fictional 1860s/1990s medicine woman Dr Quinn — was once again gripped by a dramatic storyline involving a heartless baddie, a community rallying around to help its members and a happy, family-friendly ending.

It all started on September 22, when a BMW enthusiast Richard Meinig found his 1965 BMW 1800 Ti/SA missing. Getting your car stolen is never going to be much fun, but when that car happens to be one of only 200 ever built, it's bound to hurt like hell. And not just for the owner; BMW's New Class are some of the company's most important vehicles, helping to establish the whole sports sedan category, so who's going to want to see one fall into the wrong hands? Psychopaths, that's who.

Luckily, the townsfolk were ready to jump into action. Local BMW dealership Winslow BMW told their followers to keep an eye out for the missing piece of automotive history, as well as telling us a bit more about this magnificent machine.

Man, it was in the first Trans-Am?! Seriously, somebody get this thing back right now!

As you'd expect from 1990s CBS, it didn't take long to put things right. A woman who'd heard about the hunt managed to find the not-at-all-distinctive 23-foot trailer emblazoned with BMW motorsports decals parked up in her neighborhood like it ain't no thang. No arrests have yet been reported, but it's only a matter of time — anybody who steals an ultra-rare car then just leaves it in the street clearly isn't much of a criminal mastermind.

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