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  • One of only 459 examples of this iconic pre-war race cars built
  • After a complete long-term renovation
  • Original documents
  • Documented more than seventy-year history since 1950
  • One of the most successful race-cars before WWII
  • Considered one of the most important cars built in the 20th century
  • Supercar of its era
  • Not only Mille Miglia eligible, this model was the overall winner in 1940
  • All documents were checked by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Brno, Czech Republic

The BMW 328 was a sports car offered by BMW from 1936 to 1940, with the body design credited to Peter Szymanowski, who became BMW chief of design after World War II (although technically the car was designed by Fritz Fiedler).
In 1999 the BMW 328 was named one of 25 finalists for Car of the Century by a worldwide panel of automotive journalists.
The 328 was introduced at the Eifelrennen race at the Nürburgring in 1936, where Ernst Henne drove it to win the 2.0-litre class. The 328 had more than 100 class wins in 1937, including the RAC Tourist Trophy, the Österreichische Alpenfahrt, and the La Turbie hillclimb. In 1938, the 328 won its class at the RAC Tourist Trophy, the Alpine Rally, and the Mille Miglia.
The 328 won the RAC Rally in 1939 and came in fifth overall and first in class in the 1939 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Frank Pratt won the 1948 Australian Grand Prix driving a 328.

Mille Miglia
In 1938, BMW 328 became a class winner in Mille Miglia.
In 1940, the Mille Miglia Touring Coupe won the Mille Miglia with an average speed of 166.7 km/h (103.6 mph).
In 2004, the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupe became the first car to win both the Mille Miglia (1940) and the modern-day classical version of the race.

The BMW 328 was one of the most successful race-cars before WWII and it was considered one of the most important cars built in the XX-h century.
It was the supercar of its era with one of the most classic stylings ever.
A long hood with two flared arches and a pair of headlights that were incorporated into the flowing design of the car was unusual for 1936. The slim and tall “BMW-Kidney” grille was already a brand image both on the tracks and on the streets. The short cockpit was for two passengers and the half-doors were there only to pass the regulations. The rear wheels were covered by flared and extended wheel-arches. Between them, the sloped trunk host the spare-wheel on top of it when the car was used on the streets.
The chassis featured an elliptical profile to decrease weight and increase strength. The excellent handling of the car came from its low weight of 830 kg, front swing axle with a transverse leaf spring and the rear live axle. The inline-six engine was similar to the one found in the BMW 326 and 327 but featured a different cylinder head and three down-drought carburetors. That setup allowed the car to obtain 80 hp from the 2.0-liter engine. It was mated to a 4-speed gearbox. Depending on the race, the axle final drive ratio could have been changed either for acceleration or for higher speeds.
The 328 BMW was an all-new idea of what a competition car could be. In an era of boisterous race engines, the 328s were civilized. Its twin-tube chassis with independent front suspension was cloaked in a sleek, streamlined body that was the antithesis of contemporary sports racers.
Just 459 BMW 328s were built. Most owners raced theirs, and usually found other 328 owners their only real competition.

This example comes after a complete long-term renovation, original documents and documented more than seventy-year history in the Czech Republic since 1950. Czech registration plates.

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Parameters

Model

Production date1938
Body TypeRoadster
Engine1.971 ccm, 80 PS, I6
transmissionManual
SteeringLeft Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorSilver
Color - interiorDark Red
Miles/Kilometers shown
Chassis / VIN
Location - CountryCzech Rep.
Location - CityBrno

Notes

2-door roadster body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1971 cm3, advertised power: 59 kW / 79 hp / 80 PS; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3900 mm, width: 1550 mm, wheelbase: 2400 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 830 kg; top speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)

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