1937 BMW 328 Roadster / 85135 Chassis Information

1937 BMW 328 photograph

1937 BMW 328 photograph

1937 BMW 328 photograph

1937 BMW 328 photograph

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Roadster
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: 85135
Engine #: 85209
Sold for $517,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
On June 14th of 1936, at the annual Eifelrennen event held at the Nurburgring, a strong field of race cars was defeated by Ernst Henne driving the prototype BMW 328 roadster. Fritz Fiedler, the company's chief engineer, gave the 328 a solid but lightweight twin-tube chassis, with a live rear axle mounted on semi-elliptical springs and independent front suspension via A-arms and a transverse leaf spring. Steering was by rack-and- pinion. The lightweight aerodynamic body was made of aluminum over ash with steel fenders. The 328 was powered by a six-cylinder engine with an ingenious new cylinder head designed by Rudolf Schleicher. Downdraft inlet ports and triple-Solex carburetors gave the car tremendous performance without the need of supercharging.

The 328 won its class at the Mille Miglia, Le Mans, Spa 24 Hours and Britain's Tourist Trophy. Leading drivers included members of the factory team, as well as privateers and team drivers such as those supported by British importer Frazer Nash. Taking performance to another level, a special aerodynamic coupe body won the Mille Miglia outright in 1940.

This BMW 328 Roadster was in the ownership of a Russian military officer station in Germany in the post-War era. It was later acquired by an Austrian where it was dismantled with the intention of conducting a complete restoration. Discovered after many years in storage, the BMW was restored in Austria and prepared for vintage events.

In the mid-2000s, the car was purchased by Henry Petronis. During his ownership, the elegant BMW was displayed at the St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

The 328 is finished in traditional white German racing livery and outfitted with rear-wheel spats, turn indicators and drilled wheels wearing period-appropriate Englebert competition tires. The seats are upholstered in black leather and the fascia features the full complement of Veigel and VDO instruments. There is a more modern Volvo gearbox and the engine is equipped with the high-performance OZ 80 aluminum cylinder heads and three Solex twin-choke carburetors.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale by Gooding & Company at their Scottsdale, Az. auction. The car was estimated to sell for $500,000 - $650,000. The car found new ownership for the sum of $517,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012


2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$500,000-$650,000 
Sale Price :
$517,000

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
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Sold for $517,000
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Wendler
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 56553
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 85014
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 85021
Chassis information for the BMW 328 Mille Miglia1937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85032
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85095
Engine Num: 85095
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Autenrieth
Chassis Num: 85112
Engine Num: 85112
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 85135
Engine Num: 85209
Chassis information for the BMW 3281937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 85167
Chassis information for the BMW 3281938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85144
Engine Num: 85144
Chassis information for the BMW 3281938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85244
Chassis information for the BMW 3281938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85251
Chassis information for the BMW 3281938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85288
Chassis information for the BMW 3281939 Roadster
Engine Num: 85377
Chassis information for the BMW 3281939 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the BMW 3281939 Coupe
Chassis Num: 74509
Chassis information for the BMW 3281939 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85351
Engine Num: 361954
Chassis information for the BMW 3281939 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85406
Chassis information for the BMW 3281939 Sports Roadster
Coachbuilder: Leacroft
Chassis Num: 85427
Engine Num: 85427
Chassis information for the BMW 3281939 Roadster
Chassis Num: 85446
Engine Num: 85446
Chassis information for the BMW 3281941 Millie Miglia
Coachbuilder: Touring


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