Heroes of Bavaria

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
1937 BMW 328 Roadster
This 1937 BMW 328 is powered by a 1.9-liter inline 6-cylinder engine producing 80 horsepower, combined with a 4-speed ZF manual transmission. It was delivered new to Dutch racer Piet Nortier in 1937, and in June 1939 Nortier won the first road race held at Zandvoort, the track that later hosted the Dutch Grand Prix. In 1940 Nortier hid the car in a barn near Amsterdam and later moved it to The Hague, but resumed racing three years later. The car came to the U.S. sometime after 1949 and was purchased in 1968 — while still in boxes — by Chicago racer and author Fred Egloff. The car is on loan from the Lance & Diane White collection.

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