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Frazer Nash (AFN Ltd) signed an agreement with BMW in 1934 to import their cars into the UK badged Frazer Nash-BMW. They were right hand drive with imperial instrument dials. 707 such cars were so imported prior to the outbreak of WWII, including sports cars, cabriolets and saloons.
In total 4185 of the 320 model were built in both saloon and cabriolet forms and approximately 32 were imported as Frazer Nash-BMWs. Only a small handful are known to the BMW Historic Motor Club, UK Ltd. They were powered by the well proven 6-cylinder ohv cast iron engine of 1971 cc (66 mm x 96 mm) providing 45 bhp at 3750rpm. Drive was through a single plate clutch to a Hurth aluminium 4 –speed gearbox with synchromesh on third and top. Braking was by a hydraulic system incorporating 11inch drums with self adjusting aluminium shoes. Cable operated handbrake. 16 inch perforated steel wheels are used with an exposed spare on the tail. This example is unusual in having leather upholstery in place of the more normal cloth. A ‘one- shot’ chassis lubrication system is used operated by the drivers right foot.
The earliest FN-BMWs used the world famous tubular chassis frame. This car is of the later box section design with an all steel body and incorporating the superb rack and pinion steering of the earlier cars with the transverse front spring with built in hydraulic shockers below; conventional semi-elliptic springs to the rear. Wheel base 2750 mm (9 ft), Track to front 1160mm.Track to rear 1300 mm.
This car has been off the road since about 1978 as shown on the Buff continuation log book dated April 1959. A current V5c has been issued, safeguarding the original registration number. Early pre-war history is recorded in The Frazer Nash Archives; the first owner was a Mr F. Symondson, of Piccadilly W1. The car had covered 10,234 miles by 16th May 1939. Some restoration has taken place including the refurbishment to the chrome bumpers, chrome hub caps, grilles etc, and the engine is now running and showing good oil pressure with its desirable Bristol oil pump. An ideal VSCC Measham Night Rally car and an ideal restoration project
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