In the 328 Roadster, BMW produced a car which became a legend of
sports car and racing history. BMW 328 was firstly presented in
14th June 1936 in Nürburgring. This compact two-seater with
leather straps across the hood came to dominate the racing scene
in Germany and around the world in the second half of the
thirties. The bodywork of the 328 had remarkably clean and sleek
styling for its time. The integrated headlamps set a trend which
was to survive well into the fifties. The handful of 328 models
with streamlined aluminium bodies even became a styling model
for an entire generation of sports cars in the post war era,
including the Jaguar XK series.
Mixing the 2.0 liter six of the 327 with a lightweight,
short-wheelbase chassis, the 328's sporting success culminated
in an outright win at the 1940 Mille Miglia.
The BMW 328 is a milestone in automobile history and was the
most successful sports car of the 1930s. Making its competition
debut at the famed Nürburgring racetrack in June 1936, the BMW
328 proved unbeatable in international sports car races in the
two-liter class. This high performance sports car proved
suitable not only for the BMW factory drivers, but also perfect
for everyday motoring.
arcurio® BMW pay tribute to the past.
arcurio® is launching its BMW 328 Model in the limited edition
after almost 70 years from original introduction. It was a
genuine challenge to reproduce this old timer from wood and it
took us again almost 5 months before we found out right approach
to tackle with the elegant round forms. The processes are very
similar to those applied for musical instruments. Namely
meticulous care enable us to veritably reproduce the typical BMW
features such as the ‘butterfly’ nut or the ‘kidney’ which
became then the symbol for all post-war models. The enthusiasts
undoubted appreciate movable parts, e.g. cob wheel steering of
the front wheels, open able bonnet, doors and removable roof.
These who touch the model once, understand pretty fast why wood
suits so well for an old timers modelling. The natural wood
texture provides to elegantly rounded body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"even more swing and
grace. Although the model is finished without paints, the
individual components are distinguished by applying 4 various
woods sorts. The final appearance of this wooden marvel reveals
to be both; unique and still loyal to the original.
Volume: 2.000 ccm
Max. speed: 100 mph Performance: 100 bhp in 3400 rot./min
Chassis: Some of the racing car technology made its way onto the
recently introduced '853' chassis. Most evident was the rear
suspension, which consisted of an exotic DeDion axle.
Design / Feature: The elegantly cowled back wheels, long hood
and distinctive dashboard made the 328 an instant hit with
sports car aficionados of the '30s, and helped set styling
trends still in evidence today.
The model in the scale 1:12 is 36cm long, 14 cm high and 14 cm
broad. Every model is constructed individually, not mass
produced, making each model unique. Each scale model is
handcrafted with movable, working parts and wheels that really
turn, respectively with parts and fine details, which feature
these wooden display models as exquisite display pieces, more
than toys. For example; the side doors can be opened and locked,
bonnet is open able. Model funs are absolutely delighted by
side-turning front wheels controlled by steering wheel from
driver seat. The roadster is topped by the removable textile
roof harnessed with the tip-up mechanism with all thinkable
Models may be made from a variety of local European fine
hardwoods and softwoods, including Oak, Alder, Birch, Fir, and
These models are cut, carved, sanded and assembled with
meticulous care. arcurio®’s goal is to keep the core material as
much as possible with its natural appearance, tenderness and
fragrance. For this purpose the wood is treated solely with the
olive oil and wax.
Concerning firmness, the wooden models are so conceived that
kids elder than 3 years could play with them. Also, for a
practical usage is wood unbeatable. Small scratches can be easy
removed by simple polishing.