BMW 328 Buegelfalte Roadster auctions for $5.6m

BMW 328 Buegelfalte Roadster
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

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Lol... perhaps national pride has eaten his automotive senses.
May 12th, 2010 1:51pm
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Pentium Pentium
hehehehe....a Lada...I think will not trade my cell phone for a Lada!
May 11th, 2010 4:05am
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
Way Nicer than that ugly Bugatti.. I LOVE BMW
May 11th, 2010 3:43am
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BavarianMS BavarianMS
LOL @ the Russian that traded it for a Lada. Pretty good sale price also.
May 11th, 2010 3:14am
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