BMW 326 Cabriolet
Year of manufacture:
113 019 “Matching numbers”
The main model, the BMW 326 Sedan, was a four-door car of the late 1930s. Sold from 1936 onwards, it was the successor to the BMW 319 with an enhanced cubic capacity and more powerful 6-cylinder engine. The chassis was newly developed with hydraulic lever shock absorbers on both axles and torsion bar springs on the rigid rear axle guided by control arms. The car became one of the most mass-produced models, with almost 16,000 units sold by the time production was discontinued. The new BMW middle-class car was presented at the Berlin Motor Show in February 1936, and the production of the series started in May. The BMW 326 was received with great enthusiasm by the public and quickly became one of the most popular BMW models of the pre-war period.
This vehicle was available as a 4-door sedan as well as a 2- and 4-door cabriolet. For individual bodyworks, a few chassis were also commissioned to independent chassis builders. While the Series 326 cabriolets were coachbuilt by Autenrieth (Darmstadt), numerous well-known coachbuilders such as Drauz, Weinberger, Reutter, Erdmann & Rossi, Gläser and the Vereinigte Werkstätten also built customised bodies at the request of customers. A total of 641 chassis were supplied to these firms. These coachbuilders created luxurious and individual cabriolets on 326 BMW chassis, not infrequently as “one-off-pieces”.
This 2-door convertible with four windows is an Autenrieth body with the production number 10867. The price at that time was 6,650 RM (Reichsmark). The frame and front axle are similar to the BMW 327 sports convertible. The engine power is 50 hp.
For many years, this barn find, partly in its original paintwork, was owned by a collector and makes for an ideal “untouched” restoration base. The interior is still in its original state and should be largely preserved. Some of the missing engine and other parts of the vehicle are available separately or disassembled. The damage to the front right part of the frame resp. the front axle, presumably due to an accident in the past, can be repaired in the course of the restoration.
Vehicle price: € 59.000,-
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