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1938 Frazer Nash BMW 328

car description

Registration No: JHX 337 Chassis No: 85256 Engine No: 85256 BMW introduced the innovative 328 in 1936. It was built on a light weight tubular chassis and fitted with a low profile stylish body with faired in headlights and solid disc wheels. The steering was rack and pinion, the brakes hydraulic, the front suspension was independent and the gearbox had synchromesh. The 328’s six-cylinder engine featured an ingenious cylinder head with hemispherical combustion chambers and inclined valves without recourse to overhead, or twin camshafts. This was the first truly modern sportscar and the Aldington Brothers whose Frazer Nash company sold BMW’s in Britain were quick to see the potential of this model for their sporting clientele. In fact the third prototype was a right hand drive model that H.J. Aldington and A.F.P. Fane drove in the 1936 French Grand Prix. The same car covered 102 miles in an hour at Brooklands in the hands of journalist racer, Sammy Davis In total the factory built 464 cars of which 45 were built to special order with right hand drive and marketed as the Frazer Nash BMW. This car was delivered to a Mr. W.R. Handley in Newcastle on 1st July 1938 and subsequent owners i

Accessories

1938 fraser-nash bmw 328 black leather overdrive rhd restored german rwd 3-series 4-seater 2wd

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  • Ad ID
    227763
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    BMW > 328
  • Year
    1938
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