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BMW Ihle 600- 1929


Gebráder Ihle Karosserie und Apparatebau was a body shop and engineering company in Germany. After the First World War, it supplied vehicles for fairground operators. In 1934, they designed a sports-car body to be mounted on a BMW Dixi chassis. The first advertisements for the special bodywork appeared in 1935. Ihle built a body closely based on the original “Wartburg” sports car design which resembled Bugatti’s competition cars. It had a tiny, light-weight, all-steel body with a flat radiator, a windshield which folded down, and a pointed tail. Customers could purchase the body and install it themselves or deliver an old Dixi chassis to Ihle and have the body fitted at the factory. Various versions of these first Ihle models are known, usually differing only in the style of the hood and radiator. The vehicle you see here is an Ihle 600 body on a 1929 Dixi 3/15 DA 2 chassis.




Manufacturer: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Country of Origin: Germany
Drivetrain Configuration: Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine: 747cc, 4 cylinder, 13bhp
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Top Speed: 50mph
Years of Production: 1935-1939
Number Produced: Few
Original Cost: 1050 RM