The first 327, launched in 1937, was a cabriolet, and a distinct step up for the infant BMW company, which had previously been known for smaller though still sporting voiturette-class cars. In 1938, it was joined by fixed head coupé and saloon versions, just as pretty as their open cousin The car was shorter and lower than its sedan counterpart, but shared the famous BMW twin grille and the streamlined form of all the models was representative of the more progressive designs of the 1930s.
Mechanically, the cars used 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 engine was a BMW M78 straight-6 engine and of course endowed the car with very spritely performance indeed, so that the advertised top speed was a very impressive125 km/h.
Of course today’s example and its ilk were among the very last true BMWs to be produced at the old works in Eisenach in Thuringia, since after 1945 the place fell into the new East German republic and production when it resumed had therefore to be labelled EMW after a prolonged trade mark dispute.
It is not clear how many of the post war 327s were branded as BMWs and how many as EMWs, but 505 were produced with one or other of the badges.
This example has plainly received a considerable amount of expert professional maintenance and restoration and consequently is now in extremely impressive condition throughout. Coachwork is in the classic combination of Black and Cream, with a deep red interior which is also in delightful order.
It comes with German registration documents, and owes much of its preservation to the fact that it has been used only twice by the present owner in dry weather.
Truly a most striking example of this truly stylish model from an iconic Marque and will make a great addition to any collection.
Bei diesem Fahrzeug handelt es sich um ein wunderschönes restauriertes Exemplar mit einer Lackierung in schwarz/creme und dunkelrotem Interieur, welches sich ebenfalls in exzellentem Zustand befindet. Es wurde von seinem derzeitigen Besitzer nur 2 Mal in trockenem Wetter gefahren. Mit deutschen Zulassungspapieren.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||German Registered|
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