BMW 328 Buegelfalte Roadster auctions for $5.6m

A BMW 328 was sold at the RM Auction at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on May 1 for $5.6 million (€4.38 million) in a post-bidding sale.

To be exact, its a 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia ‘Buegelfalte' which ran in the 1937 Le Mans race.

The car - chassis number 85032 - was a one-of-a-kind roadster built by the Bavarian automaker in 1937 which was returned to BMW factory outside of Munich in the fall of 1939 for extensive re-engineering. During the war it belonged to Albert Speer - a Third Reich minister and close advisor to Hitler - and after the war was seized by the Russians. It was given to industrialist Artiom Ivanovich Mikoyan, creator of the MiG fighter jet, who then traded it for - no joke - a Lada.

In recent years, the car then came under the care of Tom Fischer Classic & Race Car Service who did a substantial amount of restoration work to get it ready for its big day at auction.

No mention of who it was who bought the car.

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