BRIXMIS Spy Cars Were Driven By Real Cold War 00’s

For almost the duration of the Cold War, a group of British intelligence officers roamed the East German countryside under the diplomatic cover of the British Mission, or BRIXMIS. Officially tolerated by the Soviet Union, but repeatedly targeted by the East Germany army as well as Stasi/KGB, they disguised themselves in heavily modified cars and trucks that could take a beating—or even a ramming—while driving along roadless rough terrain or speeding down rural gravel rally stages while escaping their would-be aggressors.

I wrote about the BRIXMIS spy cars for Motor Trend, with a big assist in photography from the BRIXMIS Association.

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