BMW 326 Drauz Cabriolet
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Blue and white
black (light inside)
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-offs.
Different types of bodywork
4,060 Cabriolet 2-door
1,093 Cabriolet 4-door
This 2-door convertible is a very rare Drauz body. The vehicle received a complete restoration (“frame-off” restoration) in a third-party workshop a long time ago (before 2012). As part of this work, among other things, the engine was overhauled, the electrical system was converted to 12 V and the original Hurth gearbox was replaced by a synchronised 4-speed Volvo gearbox. The engine power is approx. 50 hp.
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