The BMW Classic has been creating some buzz around automotive circles. Recently the BMW sub-brand instituted a Motorsport division and then they rolled down around Munich in some old-school, classy chariots. BMW Classic now delivers another recreation in tribute of the 70th anniversary of the brand’s triumph at Mille Miglia. They have recreated the 328 Kamm Coupe.
The Kamm Coupe is named after Wunibald Kamm a renowned aero-pioneer. It is one of the few Mille Miglia cars that remained in Germany during the post-war era. The car ended up in a heap of scrap around 1953. Today, BMW Classic wanted to complete the members of the 1940 troupe that toured during the 1940s so they constructed an exact replica of the Kamm Coupe all from scratch.
Karl Baumer, the director of BMW Classic explains that they encountered big challenges on the technical aspects of rebuilding the car. They engaged in extensive research to over come the tumbling blocks and devoted BMW expertise and passion of recreating a classic vehicle.
The project kicked off back in the 1990s but the limited information about the Kamm Coupe slowed them down big time until a collector was able to help them through detailed photos of the car which even included shots of the tubular frame.
The process involved scanning the pictures and producing 3D models of the vehicle. They also fed the information into a cutting program which helped them reproduce a full-scale Kamm Coupe from foam.
After coming up with the right form for the car, the process went on smoothly. Well not really since there have been some moments of slowing down until the dream to rebuild the classic BMW was reignited. BMW also approached a restorer famous worldwide to help with the full recreation.
Rene Grobe who is responsible for the restoration of the Mille Miglia Roadster and the 328 Touring Coupe of BMW carefully crafted the aluminum body of the car and also worked on the under-body of the car. The front wings, floor section, bulkhead, fuel tank, dashboard, and other body parts were recreated.
Aside from recreating the body of the car, BMW Classic also had to deal with challenges to reproduce the drive train, radiator, and the rear axle. Looks like they have done a great job looking at the pics.
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