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1947 320 2-door sedan pricing question


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Does anyone have an idea what the current value of a running and inspected (8/2010) 1947 320 2-door sedan would be? The interior was redone at some point and may not be exactly like OEM, otherwise nearly almost stock. Assume there is no structural and almost no rust anywhere.

Thanks.

-Raine

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BMW didn't build any cars at all after WWII until about 1951--and in 1947 I'm not sure they were even building motorcycles--just cooking pots and pans.

And IIRC a 320 was a mid-30s model. It's possible that it was retitled when moved from one country to another, or if it's in the States it was first titled here in 1947 after being brought back from Europe--probably by a returning GI.

cheers

mike

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From "Great Marques, BMW" I read "in 1945 under its new Russian control, the Eisenach works was capable of making 68 BMW-badged 321s. These cars were marketed as BMWs until 1949."

Since the car is still in Scandinavia, it appears that it may be one of these rare cars and is not re-badged as some of them were afterwards. The seller also lists it both ways, as a 320 and 321?

-Raine

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I did some research and found out the following.

It appears the car was built by the Soviet Autovelo factory, formerly the BMW Eisenach factory. In 1945 they built 68 of these cars (from spare parts), 1946 1,373 and in 1947 2,000 BMWs (using BMWs tools and machinery), note: NOT EMWs.

In 1949 BMW broke relations with the East-German Eisenach factory (after they had misused the blue and white Bavarian badge) and after that the cars were rebadged as (red and white) EMWs. The VIN of this car is 1855 (out of 2,000). Here's the cover of the manual.

-Raine

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