1936  BMW 328 Roadster         Copy


The 328 was introduced in 1936, and was immediately noted for the semi streamlined bodywork, which was years ahead if its time, the Jaguar XK 120 of 1948 being the first quantity produced car to emulate its appearance. Despite being very fully equipped, the car only weighed 13.75 cwt., and handled exceptionally well, with a top speed of almost 100 m.p.h. in standard form, and acceleration from 0-60 m.p.h. in 9.5 seconds; power output was 80 b.h.p. at 4760 r.p.m.

In 1937 Sammy Davis drove a fully equipped but slightly tuned example for one hour at Brooklands and covered 102.2 miles, a truly remarkable feat by an unsupercharged 2 litre car running on pump fuel, in the days when many sports cars with much larger engines could not equal, never mind better, such a performance. The 328 soon made its mark in competitions of all kinds – racing, hill-climbs and rallies – tuned cars being capable of 120 m.p.h. Particularly noteworthy were an overall win in the 1940 Mille Miglia and 2nd on Index and 5th overall at Le Mans in 1939, only beaten by bigger Bugatti, Delage and Lagonda cars.

This  wonderful  BMW 328 Roadster was rebuilt within the last 5 years using a chassis from a 1936 BMW 315, which is identical to the 328 chassis. The only difference is the numeration. It is supplied with original 328 front and rear axles which were both completely overhauled, as were the springs and the  braking system. It also has overhauled  wheels and master cylinders, brake pads, brake drums and brake pipes. 

The engine is a BMW unit with a Bristol cylinder head, which equally was rebuilt completely with new bearings, new pistons new tappets, valve guides, carburettors and new clutch. The Volvo 4 – speed gearbox has been overhauled too and received a new propshaft. The wheels were overhauled and 4 new tyres were fitted.

A new radiator and petrol tank were manufactured. The bodywork has been manufactured to original specification by a well known specialist, as was the paintwork ( original BMW 328 colour : cherry red ), trim, etc.

The whole car is described by its vendor, who is a  life  long  BMW 328 collector (which Coys have had the pleasure to sell several cars from his collection already )  and has been  rebuilt to  100 % true original specification, with the exception of a 12 V electrical system, which in today’s traffic surely is the good option.

Still to be run in, the engine should have  an oil exchange after  1000 kms and the cylinder  head screws will need the usual adjustment. Only due to the enormous equipment supply of this life long BMW enthusiast, was  such a rebuild  possible and is definitely unrepeatable. This fantastic example is offered at a fraction of the cost of a genuine BMW 328 of the same era, this must be viewed to be appreciated. Not to be missed.

Dieser wunderbare BMW 328 Roadster wurde innerhalb der letzten 5 Jahre mit einem Fahrgestell von einem 1936-BMW 315 wieder aufgebaut, der zu den 328er Fahrgestell identisch ist. Es wird mit original 328 Vorder- und Hinterachsen übergeben, die genauso wie das Bremssystem, Räder und Zylinder überholt worden sind.

Der Motor ist eine BMW-Einheit mit einem Bristol Zylinderkopf, der ebenso völlig mit neuen Lagern, neue Kolben neue Ventilstößel, Ventilführungen, Vergaser und neue Kupplung aufgearbeitet wurde. Es wurden zudem 4 neue Räder aufgesetzt.

Ein neuer Heizkörper und Benzintank wurden eigens angefertigt. Die Karosserie ist zur ursprünglichen Spezifizierung von einem weithin bekannten Fachmann gefertigt worden, ebenso die Neulackierung (original BMW 328 Farbe: Kirschrot), Zuschnitt, usw.

Das ganze Auto wird von seinem Verkäufer (ein lebenslanger Sammler des BMW 328) in sehr guter Bedingung beschrieben, und ist auch für den heutigen Verkehr sicherlich eine gute Wahl.

Nach 1000 km sollte der Motor einen Ölaustausch haben, und die Zylinderkopfschrauben angepasst werden. Dieses fantastische Beispiel wird für einen Bruchteil seiner Kosten eines echten BMW 328 desselben Zeitalters angeboten, und sollte nicht verpasst werden.

Sold For €12,964

Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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lot details

Lot Number 170
Registration Number German Historic
Chassis Number 69850 ( see text ) 
Year 1936
Make BMW
Model 328 Roadster

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