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BMW Garmisch concept recreation wows at Villa d'Este

You might not know this obscure Italian-designed coupe, but BMW thinks it's so important that it's gone to the trouble of remaking it from photos.

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The BMW Garmisch is a painstaking recreation of an original 1970 Geneva Motor Show debut.

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The car is being presented at this weekend's ultra-posh Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este classic car show in Northern Italy. 

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Recreated from little more than a handful of old photos and a few documents, 3D rendering technology was pivotal to realizing this finished product.

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The original Garmisch was penned under the direction of famed designer Marcello Gandini at Italy's legendary Bertone studio.

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Note the vertically oriented stereo ahead of the manual gearshift, as well as the massive drawer-style vanity.

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The car was an independent design proposal that originated outside of BMW. 

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A spindly four-spoke steering wheel looks both huge and thin-rimmed by today's standards.

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Here's that vertical stereo.

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This looks to be an example of the period photos that BMW had to work from.

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It's hard enough designing a car once, imagine having to piece one all together from such limited historical documentation.

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Even 50 years on, the original Garmisch cries out for winding roads in the latest Italian fashions.

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