Watch 40 years of BMW art car history

Even if art isn't really your thing, it's hard not to pay attention when it's splattered across a BMW 3.0 CSL or an E30 M3. We doubt this is the line of thinking that has led BMW to commission famous artists to paint some of their most well known models over the past 40 years, but it works for us. » 7/16/11 2:00pm 7/16/11 2:00pm

The first art car

Although we would argue every BMW 3.0 CSL ever produced was a work of art, this particular example was the first to be used by an artist as a canvas. Alexander Calder was asked by friend and racing driver Herve Poulain to leave his mark on this 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL which was to be raced at Le Mans. This CSL was one of… » 3/19/11 12:30pm 3/19/11 12:30pm