The BMW 02-Series Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary!


July 20, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 20, 2016

The BMW 02-Series Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary!
The strictly limited “02 since 1966” postage stamp with a cartoon by popular French artist BOD

The legendary BMW 02-Series first saw the light of day in 1966. Because legends have always been immortalized on postage stamps, 69 PIT STOP commissioned the German Postal Service to issue an exclusive collectors’ stamp to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

The self-adhesive stamp with a postage amount of 70 cents for a standard letter features an original cartoon created by popular French artist BOD, whose work is published by media outlets around the globe. His funny illustration echoes the young, wild life at the wheel at the wheel of a BMW 02 perfectly. When things really got a little wild back then – such as on the road to the Nürburgring Nordschleife – it was not unheard of that drivers who twisted the wheel with a little too much enthusiasm ended up taking a fast corner on just two wheels.

As an homage to the top-of-the-range model of the 02-Series, only precisely 2002 collectors’ folding cards will be issued, each of them holding two “02 since 1966” postage stamps on the inside pages. The rare stamps are available online at www.69pitstop.com. The collectors’ card holding two stamps sells for 10 euro including shipping and handling.