LOG IN

Share

BMW 328 Buegelfalte Roadster auctions for $5.6m

 BMW 328 Buegelfalte Roadster auctions for $5.6m
BMW 328 Buegelfalte Roadster

One-of-a-kind BMW roadster raced in the 1937 Le Mans

A BMW 328 was sold at the RM Auction at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on May 1 for $5.6 million (€4.38 million) in a post-bidding sale.

To be exact, its a 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia ‘Buegelfalte' which ran in the 1937 Le Mans race.

The car - chassis number 85032 - was a one-of-a-kind roadster built by the Bavarian automaker in 1937 which was returned to BMW factory outside of Munich in the fall of 1939 for extensive re-engineering. During the war it belonged to Albert Speer - a Third Reich minister and close advisor to Hitler - and after the war was seized by the Russians. It was given to industrialist Artiom Ivanovich Mikoyan, creator of the MiG fighter jet, who then traded it for - no joke - a Lada.

In recent years, the car then came under the care of Tom Fischer Classic & Race Car Service who did a substantial amount of restoration work to get it ready for its big day at auction.

No mention of who it was who bought the car.

Source: bmwblog

Related Articles

Add comment

subscribe to comments
comment rules Add comment

Comments (4)

DdW
Lol... perhaps national pride has eaten his automotive senses.
May 12, 2010 6:51 am
0 0
Pentium
hehehehe....a Lada...I think will not trade my cell phone for a Lada!
May 10, 2010 9:05 pm
0 0
moodyaaa
Way Nicer than that ugly Bugatti.. I LOVE BMW
May 10, 2010 8:43 pm
0 0
BavarianMS
LOL @ the Russian that traded it for a Lada. Pretty good sale price also.
May 10, 2010 8:14 pm
0 0
http://content.worldcarfans.co/templates/0/18