About the Car
Made between 1936 and 1940 the BMW 328 was a sports car designed by Peter Szymanowski. The car was introduced at the Eifelrennen race at Nurburgring in 1936. In 1999 the car was named one of 25 finalists for the Car of the Century; it was one of most successful race cars before World War II. The BMW 328 had a straight 6 OHV 1.97L, 79hp engine with a 4-speed manual transmission.
About the Brand
BMW is a German multinational company, founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. BMW
produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles. Its headquarters are in Germany’s capital, Munich,
and supplies the vehicles worldwide. A major emphasis of BMW is based on product innovation and
development, and quality and reliability.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.