The BMW 328, the most successful racing car of the 1930s, has turned 75 this week. Having started life as a racing car midway through 1936, series production of the road-going BMW 328 began in spring 1937. Weighing just 780 kgs (1,719 lbs) and developing a modest 80 horsepower in series production form the BMW 328 was advertised as a “powerful everyday car for travel and sport”. On the road, its top speed of 96 mph (155 km/h) made it one of the quickest road cars of its day. And, with only 464 examples ever made, the BMW 328 is today one of the most sought-after collector’s items on the market.

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