Bavarian Motor… Boatyard? Rare BMW speedboat to be auctioned
Shortly after WWII, a racing boat scene began to develop in Germany. Privateers would race their lightweight machines in competitions across Europe – and one such machine was Berlin III, formerly owned by racing driver Jürgen Baginski. Its engine began life as the 1,998cc six-cylinder from a BMW 321, since upgraded to 328-spec with triple carbs. Osenat expects it to fetch 130,000 – 160,000 euros when it’s sold in Fontainebleau this weekend.