• Jul 4, 2009

Klaus Hammerschmidt picks up his new BMW M6 – Click above to watch video after the jump

How many cars have you owned over the course of your life? Three? Five? Ten? How about 135, and all from the same company? It may seem like unfathomable customer loyalty, but that's just what one Herr Klaus Hammerschmidt has done in taking delivery of his latest Bavarian motor work. You might think he'd mark the occasion with a new 135i, but instead the 73-year-old retiree picked up a brand-new M6 coupe, complete with the Competition Package, from the flagship BMW Welt showroom in Munich.

Hammerschmidt says he began driving when he was just 12, taking the wheel of his dad's car while papa worked the pedals. His first car was a 1800ti in 1963, and since then he's had 26 M cars, 29 Alpinas and another 80 standard BMWs. Before you go pulling out the calculator, that works out to an average of nearly 3 new cars every year. Not a bad way to spend a lifetime's earnings if you have the means. And at just 73, he's likely to go through a few more before his days are up. Follow the jump for the video.

[Source: BMW]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I just wish I had that much surplus money to spend after paying loans, bills, etc
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would like to see the list of cars he has own throughout his life.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some of you guys are idiots. Because he has a passion for a particular brand, in this case--BMW and for good reason, that doesn't make him a douche, or a dumbass. He just happens to like BMWs. I'm on my 7th BMW. I love the way they drive, the way they're made, their history in motorsports, etc. Just a personal preference. BMW may not do any one thing the best out of anybody, but they sure in the hell make a well balanced car. That's hard to say for a lot of cars out there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All of you Bitches wish you could have OWNED 135 BMWs!!!! You punk ass haters could not even afford OIL CHANGES for that many Beemers!!! You dumb ass haters make me SICK!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder how much he pays for insurance....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love BMWs and own one but... this guy's a douche.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What a stupid unbelievably jealous comment. Yeah, he likes BMWs, that makes him a douche. Not as much as you apparently.
        • 5 Years Ago
        why..cause he can afford to buy what he wants.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It had to be a 135i just to make it right with the number of cars, then a M6 along with it, I'm sure that wouldn't a problem.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Perhaps you guys should learn how to take care of your cars? BMWs only break if you ignore them. My uncle's 528i has over a hundred thousand miles on it, but still feels as tight and excellent as it did the day he bought it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT!!! I TELL YOU... I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL THE PEOPLE THAT CONSTANT MAINTAINENCE IS CRUCIAL!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd sure as hell hope its still fine with 100k on it! Even the worst of American cars can make it 100k.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So what. Is this news??
      I took delivery of more than 5.066 mercedes-benz vehicles (can prove that).
      Luckily not paid out of my own pocket though.
      (buying them for the government).

      But I must say that in this case, a guy who buys himself more than 135 cars is a fool. Either the cars are disappointing and than he is a fool who makes the same mistake 134 times or the cars are up to his expectations and in that case he is stupid to get rid of them that soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      @axlewood

      Yeah, he has money and he can buy what he wants.. that's pretty evil to me, since people out there are starving. Indentured servitude and mindless consumerism by the masses is the means by which these ultra-rich people live. Capitalism and free market is great, but overindulgence is evil. The idea of entitlement passed the basic means is greed.. there is no entitlement.

      • 5 Years Ago
      What would Clarkson say about this guy?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The ultimate male chicken.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Amien


        Nope. They migrated to Audis, remember?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I heard about the maintenance costs of owning a BMW when the parts start to fail, but I didn't think they were this bad!
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