1st registration in The Netherlands in 1959 - Restored - Matching Nos - Recent engine overhaul - Only 6,468 units built
BMW 319 Convertible from 1936
BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) built aircraft engines before World War I. The first own car design by BMW was in 1929, the 315, a derivative of the then popular British Austin 7.
The BMW 319, built from 1935 to 1937 in Eisenach, was a more powerful version of the 315 and had a 1.9L, six-cylinder in-line engine. The 1911 cc produced 45 HP (33kw) at 3750 rpm and had a top speed of 115 km/h. Suspension and brakes were the same as for the 315, all four wheels were equipped with drum brakes. Body types available were the Convertible and Tourer, Limousine, a convertible version of the Limousine.
In the two years that BMW produced the 319, a total of 6,468 units were made. Simply put, the attractive BMW 319 was one of the fastest European-produced sports roadsters of this time. The car was rightfully referred to 'a wolf in sheep's clothing' and significantly faster than most of its direct competitors from Great Britain. The 320 replaced the 319 in 1937.
The 319 BMW Convertible offered here has a body built by Drauz from Heilbronn and comes from the collection of a BMW dealer who had a large number of prewar BMW’s. This BMW has spent more than 25 years in the nurturing hands of this genuine BMW enthusiast. The total restoration dates back to that time. The first admission of this car in Netherlands was in 1959.
Recently, the engine was completely overhauled and the front seats, rear bench and door panels were reupholstered with new leather. The car drives, brakes and shifts excellently. A recent valuation report is included, as well as photos of the restoration. There are also many invoices of revisions and other adjustments.
The car can be viewed in Valkenswaard (The Netherlands) and it is recommended to do so prior to bidding. This beautiful prewar BMW is not only a very sound investment but also an asset to any collection.
The car has a Dutch registration. If selling to a foreign buyer, the necessary export document will be supplied. Transport is possible by arrangement.
This is a used vehicle. It is highly advisable to view the vehicle before bidding, to avoid disappointment afterwards. To arrange a viewing appointment or for more info, please contact Catawiki. Offers are excluding transport and export, unless otherwise indicated.