Overall winner of the 1976 24 Hours of Daytona, the prestigious No. 59 BMW 3.5 CSL was a dominant force in the European Touring Car Championships in the 1970s. It was nicknamed “the bat mobile” because of its drastic aerodynamic package and a huge bodykit that was fitted to the car, particularly the imposing front fenders.
Brian Redman and Peter Gregg were the two main drivers for the German team in the 1976 Rolex 24 at Daytona, as the race is currently named. The pair claimed a well-deserved victory despite Redman spending over 14 hours behind the wheel due to his teammate's illness.
In total, four models of the car were produced in Germany, all featuring a Getrag 5-speed transmission, M49/2 inline-6 engine and a unit steel body with aluminum panels. The winning No. 59 is currently owned by Kemper Miller and still retains its original colors and bodywork.