1941 BMW 328

Posted in 1940s, 328, BMW, Classic Cars by Richard

Millie Miglia, Coachwork Touring: Earlier Europe’s toughest race was considered 100-mile Mille Miglia race. Many BMWs were made only to win that race. It was powered by a 135 horse power engine. As the body was aluminum based, it was superfast. In fact, the theory of aerodynamics was applied on that model. It was supposed to race in 1941, but due to World War II finally it was cancelled. Then, in 2002, BMW commemorated its 75th anniversary.

In 1936, another model was produced. It was Type 328, and was powered by an 80 horsepower engine. The engine was located in the front part of the car, and the power was supplied to the rear wheels. It was also an example of lightweight body. Unlike the above model, it used lightweight alloy which provided better performance. Jaguar made similar car to BMW Type 328 called XK-120.  Also, in 1936, 326 model was produced. Unlike 315 model, it had 55 horsepower. So, it provided better performance than the 315 model. Then BMW 327 was produced.

BMW 328: It included an 80 horsepower engine. Also, it had drum brakes in front and rear panel. Prior to World War, this model was produced. It was lightweight and fast. It also had several configurations like roadster and cabriolets.

Then in 1940, Mille Miglia was produced to compete in the race. Amazingly, BMW clinched the title of the race including 3rd, 5th, and 6th positions. The body of this car was also great. You see, how great this model was.

Specifications: The engine of this 1941 BMW 328 car was in the front part. The body was Aluminum based as mentioned above. It was produced from 1936 to 1941. The coachwork of 1941 BMW 328 was done in Touring. It weighs 1543 lbs or 699.893 kg. Only 450 pieces of 1941 BMW 328 model was produced from 1936 to 1941.

Sales: The average sale value of 1939 BMW 328 is 357,500 dollars, 1938 BMW 328 averages 507,562 dollars, and 1937 BMW 328 averages 495,500 dollars.



1948 Bentley Mark VI

Posted in 1940s, Bentley by Richard


1948 Bentley Mark VI is the first car to come in Cheshire after the war. Most of the models were factory designed and they were of high-quality. They were produced from 1946 to 1952. Only 5,200 pieces were produced, so it is very obvious that this 1948 Bentley Mark VI is a very rare car. They are large and have four-door system. These two features make them really unique. Unlike most of the models, they were entirely made by the world famous Rolls Royce. The stunning steel saloon body was produced at Presses Steel’s factory. Usually, most models receive a lot of changes over the years of the production, but this 1948 Bentley Mark VI had very minor changes during its production from 1946 to 1952. One of the major changes was the inclusion of BIG engine in 1951. Also, the new 4.5 liter engine helped improving the speed of this car. About 1,000 pieces of 1948 Bentley Mark VI received coachwork from famous coachbuilders like Mulliner, James Young, Pack Ward, and Facel.  This model is considered very rare these days.


Specifications: This nice car was produced only six years: 1946-1952. The price ranges from 9,905 dollars to 15,205 dollars. It weighs 4080 lbs or 1850.657 kg. It can give you up to 94 mph or 151.246 km/h speed which is not bad at all, though it is not considered very high speed today.

Sales: According to nine auction results, the average sale value is 61,974 dollars, the lowest is 6,000 dollars, and the highest is 260,798 dollars. It is also obvious that in 2012, the sales have been a lot better than the few previous years which means car lovers still have been searching for this rare model. The sales were very poor in 2006 and 2011. In fact, there was no sale in 2011.