1949 Veritas BMW Rennsport Spyder news, pictures, and information
In addition to many race wins, in the early 50s one of their cars set a new 2-liter land speed-record of 147 mph. There is some evidence that this car might be that record-setting car. The car was purchased by its current owners in 1979. Since then, it has been restored and used extensively in vintage races and vintage tours.
In many ways the Veritas was a rebuilt BMW 328 with a sporty aerodynamic body. Veritas used the original 2-liter BMW 328 chassis and running gear, adding a complex network of tubes to support the larger aluminum body. The first of these cars raced under the name BMW-Veritas until objections from BMW led the cars to be renamed the Veritas Rennsport Spyder. Veritas enjoyed several successes during the rebirth of motor sports after the war, and one of their first customers was the amateur race driver, Karl Kling, who won at Hockenheim in 1947 and at the Eifelrennen race on the Nurburgring circuit in 1949.
This particular Veritas is one of the three cars run by Jacques Swaters' Ecurie Belge team and the winner of the 1949 Formula 2 Chimay Grand Prix.
Chassis Num: 5036
Engine Num: 49041
The car was campaigned in Formula 1 by the Belgian racing team 'L'Ecurie - Belge' from 1949 through 1951. It was campaigned in the US from 1952 through 1962.
The original owner was Jacques Swaters and was driven by Emile Cornet.
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