Even though this 1949 BMW Veritas is deffinitely not the best looking car the German automaker has ever built, it most cerainly is oneof the most unique looking machine in the auto market so far, and due to this fact, it is now being offered up for auction at Auctions America by RM in Chicago.
“It was the work of Ernst Loof, Georg Meier and Lorenz Dietrich. Dietrich had worked for BMW, while Meier was a winner of the 1939 motorcycle Tourist Trophy, and Loof was also a motorcycle champ who had managed BMW’s sports department. After World War II, the trio decided to build a car based on BMW components. Since the Allied Forces occupying Germany would not allow the manufacture of engines larger than one liter, customers were to bring their own drivetrains, which would be installed at the factory in Hausern.”
According to the history provided by RM.
Back in 1949 a production road-going version of this Veritas was offered, available in a coupe convertible and a roadster version.
Hermann Spohn Karosseriebau of Ravensburg put together all bodies and modified BMW 326 or 328 or stock served as engines.
Interesting is that BMW actually objected touse of their mane of the car, reason for which it eventually becam known as Veritas.
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