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Lot 153 - 1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet

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ESTIMATE €140,000- €160,000

Auction Schloss Dyck August 2016
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Lot Number 153
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 229523
Year 1938
Make BMW
Model 327 Cabriolet

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Description

The first 327, launched in 1937, was a cabriolet. In 1938, this was joined by a fixed head coupé version. The car was shorter and lower than its sedan counterpart, but shared the famous BMW grill and a streamlined form representative of the more progressive designs of the 1930s.

Mechanically, the car utilised the hydraulic brake control, gear box, clutch and front suspension system first seen on the BMW 326, along with the live axle used on the BMW 320 and BMW 328. The BMW M78 straight-6 engine allowed for an advertised top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph).

This superb BMW 327 cabriolet from 1938 is one of the more sought after pre-war examples and has been in the same ownership for the last 25 years. It is presented in beautiful condition and is very elegantly finished in two-tone blue with matching mohair hood and leather interior.

Coming to Coys from its long-term German custodians, the car comes complete with its German papers. Buying one of BMWs finest pre-war models represents a fantastic way for any collector to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this great German marque.

 


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