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BMW 340 Limousine — 1950

In the 1930's it was an exciting luxury pre-war model from BMW, but after the war the factory ended up behind the Iron curtain and production continued without development under the BMW brand until 1952. This car was built in 1950.

Peter Sundfeldt
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"A historically very interesting model which was restored in Sweden in the 1980s and still remains in an overall very good condition."

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SPARREHOLM
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Peter Sundfeldt
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"A historically very interesting model which was restored in Sweden in the 1980s and still remains in an overall very good condition."

Description

The car was bought by the famous Swedish actor Björn Gustavsson's father from new. It has been part of Sparreholm's car collection and on display in the museum since autumn 2005 until very recently. Restored into a beautiful condition in the 1980's. The car do have a registration number and it was sold new in Sweden, but you will need to register the car since its only have an old pre-registration. It's a fairly straightforward thing to do, but it has to be done before export. Bilweb Auctions can direct an international buyer to a company that will handle the whole process.

Technical data

  • Year
    1950/1950 
  • Registration date
     
  • Mileage
    47200 
  • Registration Number
    OWU928 
  • Chassis Number
    30974 
  • Kw / hp
    40 / 54 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Manual 
  • Interior finish
    Velour 
  • Colour
    Black 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    The engine has not been started during our documentation, but it was rebuilt by a Swedish workshop with an extensive knowledge about this particular model, and with many parts from the Norwegian importer. The owner before the current owner bought almost the entire spare parts stock in Norway.

  • Interior condition:

    The interior is surprisingly beautiful with an almost art deco-feeling and is in a very good condition in all its details. .

  • Exterior condition:

    The car had a black paint from new, but got a green repaint at some time over the years. During its full overhaul the former owner restored the cars paint back to its original black color, although it says green in the pre-registration documents. The hub caps are missing (but owner is looking for them) and the car has not been driven since 2008.

  • General condition:

    Here is a rare opportunity to get hold of an interesting piece of post-war automotive history and with some research via the Swedish National Archives' services you can find the car's full history.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 1990-01-18 (Förreg)
Ursprungsbesiktning: -
Datum i trafik första gången: -
Senast godkända besiktning: -
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: -

Facts about the model

Det finns en intressant historia kring just 340-modllen. Den tillverkades i BMW:s största fabrik i Eisenach hamnade bakom järnridån efter andra världskriget när Sovjet ockuperade östra Tyskland. Här tillverkades BMW modeller fram till 1952 vilka – precis som denna bil – hade sin grund i förkrigsmodeller. BMW 340 var en mycket lyxig bil med fin inredning och sexcylindrig motor på två liter som ärvts från företrädaren 326. Modellen hade många tekniska finesser som till exempel självrenande oljefilter. Idag finns inte många exemplar kvar av 340-modellen med BMW märket i fronten.
Efter andra världskriget tas Eisenach-fabriken över av den sovjetiska ockupationsmakten och BMW får aldrig tillbaka fabriken. Anläggningen blir istället ett statligt företag i DDR. I Eisenach fortsätter tillverkningen av BMW-bilar men 1952 lyckas BMW stoppa användningen av sitt eget varumärke. Detta leder då fram till födseln av det östtyska bilmärket EMW - Eisenacher Motoren-Werke som senare blev IFA- Wartburg.
Under 1950-talet hamnade BMW i Västtyskland i en svår ekonomisk kris. Detta inte bara på grund av att fabriken i Eisenach hade ockuperats. Viktigaste orsaken var att företaget inte lyckades få någon lönsamhet i modeller som den stora dyra Barockängeln 501, den vackra sportbilen 507 och lyxbilen 503. BMW inser problemen och köper licens från Italien för tillverkning av mikrobilen Isetta som görs i en vidareutvecklad BMW-version Den lilla bilen blir till en stor succé. Men i slutet på 50-talet står man ändå på ruinens brant och är på väg att säljas ut till konkurrenten Daimler-Benz. De ekonomiska problemen vänds dock under 60-talet och sedan dess har koncernen upplevt stora framgångar.

Location and viewing Information

For viewing the vehicle, contact:

Peter Sundfeldt
Mobil: 0705-388022
peter@bilwebauctions.se

Pick up

Collection must take place no later than 2 week after the aucion.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

General information about the condition of the vehicles .
  • At this auction, many vehicles have been included in car collections and have been stored (mothballed) for a long time. For this reason, they are described from a collector's perspective and may need technical reviews and maintenance service - oil, battery replacement, new tires, brake review, etc. - before they can be used. .
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