For those of you who are unaware, the original 1930’s BMW 328 is one of the most iconic cars in the history of the Bavarian brand. Having one the Mille Miglia in 1940, admittedly during troubling times in Germany to say the least, the BMW 328 was the car that put BMW motorsport on the map. It was as brilliant to drive as it was gorgeous to look at and it laid the foundation for BMW racing engines for the future. This 1938 BMW 328 is currently for sale and I would pay simply absurd amounts of money for one. If I had it to spend, of course.
First, just look at it. It’s breathtakingly, bite-the-back-of-your-hand pretty. I don’t know if I can speak for everyone but those flowing lines, the massively long hood, short deck, closed rear wheel arches and leather hood straps just give me the feels. That grey paint work is also fantastic and the matching wheels are a nice touch. Inside, the brown leather is perfection and the contrast between the leather seats and the grey paint is really quite lovely. The off-white steering wheel and gauges are also really nice. It’s just an aesthetic wonderland for my eyes and brain.
Under that gorgeous hood lies a wonderful 2.0 liter straight-six engine, which was the starting point for the future of BMW I6s. It features three Solex carburetors and a whopping 80 horsepower. That might not sound like a lot but it was in 1938. It’s also pretty damn good, considering the car weight less than 2,000 lbs.
There’s no price listed for this car and the seller is likely asking far too much. It also seems unoriginal, with quite a few restorations and subtle modifications. However, it looks so damn pretty that if I had Bill Gates money, I’d just give the seller a blank check and take the car.