BMW S1 1949

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BMW S1 1949 by Autocult

The Dream…   As the Second World War ended and the four Allied powers divided up the German Reich, the former BMW branch plant in Eisenach fell into hands of the Russian occupation. Under Russian influence the plant was called ‘Awtowelo’. In the former production halls were still enough parts of the BMW Type 328, which was produced there before the war, to be found. The vision to produce better vehicles with Russian support than the West Germans – declared to be the enemy – became established in many minds. Especially for road racing it was intended to set a competitive race car on its wheels.   In order to fulfill this task, the technicians in Eisenach set about building a racing car for the 2-liter racing class that deviated from previous designs. This was already recognizable by the car body, which was designed completely according to aerodynamic aspects. This meant that the car had no – as it was customary at that time – free-standing wheels. The wheels were located within/ underneath the body. Taking into account a smaller than usual steering angle, the car became much wider than its competitors. The smoothly designed aluminum body was fitted above the filigree tubular frame without any protruding parts. Responsible for the design and its implementation was the crew around the graduated engineer Georg Hufnagel. The race car won two races and was then converted into a road-legal two-seater – presented at an exhibition in Leipzig in 1950.

Description: BMW S1 1949
Catalogue#: ATC04037
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Road, Concept Cars
Colour: -
Drivers: -
Sponsors: -
Dates: 1949
Race/Position: -
Release Date: May 2023
Weight: 450 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces

About Autocult

A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.

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