1938 BMW 327/28 Cabriolet
1938 BMW 327/28 Cabriolet.
Here's an opportunity to acquire one of BMW's finest prewar touring cars at below market value. Pick final colors and away you go!
This 1938 BMW 327/28 Cabriolet was purchased from a 91 year-old retired doctor in Ohio who drove the car regularly until it was parked at his home and stored for 20 years. This was a rust-free and very original car when the process of restoration began.
The vehicle has been the subject of a long-term restoration to exacting standards and requires just paint, top and final assembly. All components for the completion of this project have been purchased and are ready to install. New chrome bumpers, re-cored radiator and grill, door handles, new tires and rebuilt instruments and speedo, etc. The chassis and running gear have been fully restored to concours quality. Every component was purchased in Germany from prewar vintage BMW specialist Frederic Friedrichs. Receipts totaling $45,000 in parts alone in order to maintain the authenticity of the final product including a new $5,000 wiring harness, $4,000 massive rebuilt front shocks and a re-cast new windscreen assembly complete with gaskets and glass—just to name a few items. Some $30,000 in body panel prep and fitting work completed.
The car's original color is "Duotone Green." Seller believes that a German silver body with sage green fenders, spare tire cover and fender skirts would be the most attractive combination to match the already completed new brownish sage leather seats and door panels. Four hides have already been purchased. However, the successful purchaser has the unique opportunity of making their own color choice!
This special BMW has the rare triple-carburetor factory cylinder head that was used for racing, seen only on the BMW 328 Roadster. As a result, horsepower jumps from 55 to 80, a remarkable feat for a 2 litre prewar engine. This engine featured an ingenious new cylinder head, designed by Rudolf Schleicher, which incorporated hemispherical combustion chambers and inclined valves without the cost and complexity of a single or dual overhead camshaft arrangement. Instead, the engine's single, block-mounted camshaft and pushrod valve actuation were retained. Two rocker shafts were used: One situated above each bank of valves, giving the engine an external appearance almost indistinguishable from that of a twin-overhead-cam design. Downdraft inlet ports contributed to the motor's deep breathing, and its tune-ability made it a popular choice for British racing car constructors, most notably Cooper, during the 1950s. The recently rebuilt engine was tested and driven without fault prior to the beginning of restoration.
Please refer to the accompanying BMW Classic Certificate for further details about this vehicle.
We are open to an offer for this vehicle as is, or open discussions about completing the restoration at the seller's shop.
SELLER IS HIGHLY MOTIVATED! PLEASE MAKE OFFER. SEE CLIENT'S TWO ADDITIONAL VEHICLES ALSO AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE. GET A FABULOUS DEAL ON ALL THREE! EMAIL ERIC.