One of the world’s most significant pre-war sports racing cars is the one-of-a-kind 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia ‘Buegelfalte’. This car is the only special roadster ever built at the BMW factory in Munich. It has earned numerous race wins to its credit (including a Mille Miglia class win) and became the pattern for a whole generation of post-war sports cars, an influence seen very clearly in cars such as the Jaguar XK120 Roadster.
The beautiful and entirely unique bodywork of “85032” was designed by Wilhelm Kaiser, a very experienced member of BMW`s new design department, “Künstlerische Gestaltung”, headed by Chief-Stylist Wilhelm Meyerhuber. The car was built at the factory racing department in Milbertshofen, Germany. The nickname of the car is derived from the creases on the top of the fenders, referred to as ‘Büegelfalte’ meaning ‘trouser crease’. This absolutely genuine and iconic bodywork styling was to become the pattern for a whole generation of post-war sports cars, an influence seen very clearly in cars such as the Jaguar XK120 Roadster.