1939 | BMW 321

Restoration Project

EUR 5,000 JPY 704,300 BGN 9,779 CZK 119,610 DKK 37,196 GBP 4,380 HUF 1,979,400 PLN 23,550 RON 24,629 SEK 55,828 CHF 4,981 ISK 771,500 NOK 53,568 HRK 37,682 RUB 586,005 TRY 101,783 AUD 7,810 BRL 28,136 CAD 7,292 CNY 36,712 HKD 42,388 IDR 81,838,350 ILS 18,420 INR 439,085 KRW 6,682,350 MXN 102,432 MYR 23,198 NZD 8,426 PHP 294,790 SGD 7,156 THB 177,275 ZAR 92,885

 

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1939 | BMW 321

Restoration Project
EUR 5,000 JPY 704,300 BGN 9,779 CZK 119,610 DKK 37,196 GBP 4,380 HUF 1,979,400 PLN 23,550 RON 24,629 SEK 55,828 CHF 4,981 ISK 771,500 NOK 53,568 HRK 37,682 RUB 586,005 TRY 101,783 AUD 7,810 BRL 28,136 CAD 7,292 CNY 36,712 HKD 42,388 IDR 81,838,350 ILS 18,420 INR 439,085 KRW 6,682,350 MXN 102,432 MYR 23,198 NZD 8,426 PHP 294,790 SGD 7,156 THB 177,275 ZAR 92,885

 

Netherlands

Typ 321
Saloon / 2-doors
33/45 kw/hp
Seller: Private
  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make BMW
    Model 321
    Model name 321
    Series Typ 321
    Year of manufacture 1939
    Chassis number N/A
    Gearbox number N/A
    Condition category Restoration project
    Engine number N/A
    Technical details
    Body style Saloon
    Body detail 2-doors
    Power (kw/hp) 33/45
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,971
    Cylinders 6
    Doors 2
    Steering Left (LHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Rear
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Grey
    Interior colour Grey
    Interior material Leather

Description

The car is a renovation project with an unusual history.  

In 1945, Eisenach was occupied by American forces, but by then it had already been agreed between the allies that the whole of Thuringia would fall within the Soviet occupation zone: transfer of the region to the Soviets took place in July 1945. It seemed likely that BMW’s manufacturing facility would be crated up and taken by rail to the Soviet Union as part of the substantial post war reparations package. In the meantime, surviving workers returning from the war recommenced automobile production, on a very small scale, using prewar designs. Albert Seidler, the man in charge of Eisenach motor bike production, demonstrated the 321 to Marshal Zhukov and secured from him an order for five new cars.

The Russians were evidently impressed, and the plant passed under the control of “Sowjetische AG Maschinenbau Awtowelo”, a Soviet directed holding company focused on vehicle production. A further 8,996 BMW 321s are thought to have been built between 1945 and 1950. Most appear to have remained to the east of the Iron Curtain, many being taken to the Soviet Union as part of a reparations package in respect of the Second World War.

The car has no papers and the engine may be from the USSR.

Evidence also exists for exports to the west: the car was advertised in Switzerland in 1949 with a retail price of CHF 10,300.  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_321

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  • Condition & Registration

    Registered
    Ready to drive
    Vehicle-ID: 195463
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