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came together in 1970: in a heap of building site rubble in a field, half-covered by vegetation, he found “his” BMW 328. Or rather, what was left of it. The BMW, built in 1938, was in a pitiful state. The lucky finder later recalled: “Nothing about this car resembled how it used to be. But I knew that I would make it work.”4 He was to be proved right. But Rome wasn’t built in a day and, since Helmut Feierabend was only able to work on the BMW in his scarce spare time, it took around ten years before the precious car, painted in a classy shade of grey and with the seats upholstered in finest leather, was restored to its former glory. The 328 has since become a permanent member of the family; even today Thomas Feierabend, the son of the firm’s For years the BMW 328 and 327 models have been part of the standard repertoire of the Feierabend classic car workshop. Only 464 BMW 328s were ever built, of which more than 100 have since found their way to Würzburg. 4 BMW Magazin 2/1992, p. 73 – 18 –


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