The first art car

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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 Calder's last artistic works before his death, and was the initial inspiration for the art cars BMW has produced ever since. See and hear this CSL in action during its debut below.

(Photo Credit:jiazi)