BMW 328 Roadster (diecast 1:43, Schuco)

  • BMW 328 Roadster (from 1936)
  • Schuco
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • others
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
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The legendary BMW 328: An automotive icon

The original vehicle on which the model shown here is based is the BMW 328. Constructed for the first time in 1936, it belongs to Generation I. The car was developed by engineers Fritz Fiedler and Rudolf Schleicher, whose design and technical expertise made the BMW 328 one of the most renowned sports cars of the pre-war era. The BMW 328 was a highly advanced vehicle for its time, featuring a 2.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine producing 96 Nm (70.8 lb-ft) of torque and 80 horsepower. This enabled the car to reach a top speed of around 150 km/h (93 mph). The BMW 328 became a groundbreaking racing success, claiming numerous victories in the 1930s, including a triumph at the Mille Miglia in 1940.

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Schuco model in 1/43 scale

For model car enthusiasts worldwide, German manufacturer Schuco offers a meticulously crafted replica of this classic vehicle in a scale of 1/43. Crafted from durable die-cast material, this model showcases precise detailing and an accurate representation of the original's distinctive features. This particular model is part of the collection of Modelly member "Eugen1985". Featuring a vibrant red paint finish with black wheel arches and a black fabric top, the model closely mirrors the original car. The chrome accents on the headlights, grille, and hood hinges further enhance the car's elegant design.

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Historical context and technical details

To better understand the chronological context of the BMW 328: in 1936, the year the BMW 328 was first produced, significant events such as the inauguration of the Kiel Canal in Germany and the release of the famous Swing song "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman took place. These brief insights into the period help appreciate the historical significance of the vehicle. The BMW 328 set new benchmarks in lightweight construction and aerodynamics with its aluminum bodywork designed by Peter Szymanowski. The technical sophistication of this model offered many innovative features, including independent suspension for excellent driving dynamics.

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The beauty of the Schuco model

The 1/43 scale model car from Schuco impresses with its meticulous and high-quality craftsmanship. Every line and curve of the original has been accurately replicated, making the model a standout piece in any collection. Particularly striking are the red painted wheels, adding a sporty yet classic touch to the model. The distinctive black grille and metallic accents emphasize the elegance and sporty appearance of the vehicle. This miniature from 2023 brings joy not only to collectors but also a slice of automotive history to your home shelf.

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