BMW 340-2 1952
My first car , and still here!
In 1980 I buyed this BMW , and restored it same summer.
Since then the car had 100.000km with the family.
For this car I have tons of spareparts. (I have totaly disassembled 7 cars like this )
From the old album 1952:
From the restoring 1980 :
After w.w.II BMW’s fist factory was in the DDR. The Soviet company Autowelo had taken over the factory who was bombed, but after some rebuilding it started already 1945 to build new cars .
The first model was the old 321
In October 1949 they finished the BMW 340.
It was built on the 326 model from before w.w.II.
The gyved the model a new front with the headlights integrated in the chassis, and integrated bumpers.
The front-doors is the same door as the 326, but with an welded “bulb” just for the design.The bonnet was pressed aluminum.
In the beginning of 1952 BMW in Munich was ready to introduce the new model 501 (who had the same 2litre engine as 340).
Autowelo had to change the name and was renamed in June 52 to EMW Eisenach Motoren Wercke. They also changed the color of the symbol from the Bayeriche blue-white to Türingens red-white at ch.no 40000.
after World War II
The fist model from Autowelo was the 321 who was the same car as before WW2:
4 door sedan
It was produced 21249 p.c.
of the 340 models
It was exported over 19000
of the BMW/EMW’s included 321 and 327
1948-1952 the BMW 327
and was almost the same car as before WW2.
1952 -1956 it was produced under the EMW name.
From the local newspaper in the early 80’s
From Denmark 1953 when the name has been change:
Technical hints BMW 340