BMW 503 Coupe Ghia-Aigle – 1956
Marca : BMW
Modello : 503
Versione : Coupè
Anno : 1956
Esemplari prodotti : One-Off
Motore : 8 cilindri a V di 90°
Cilindrata : 3.168 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : Dual Zenith Carburetors
Potenza : 140 CV a 4.800 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 190
Images Courtesy of Thiesen
Only a few buyers could afford luxury on wheels like this fabulous Coupe which was as expensive as a small downtown appartment at the time.
This BMW 503 was delivered to the Swiss BMW dealer “Motag” in Zürich, in September 1956.
The second owner, Roland Hirt, purchased the car in 1964 from the motor company “Auto-Bole” in Lausanne and decided to bring the car to the famous Swiss coachworker Ghia-Aigle, to create a front similar to the one of a Maserati 3500 GT Vignale.
There are photos of that time which show the car shortly after completion. In 1976, Hirt sold this special BMW 503 Coupé. Subsequent owners are well documented. The car has been extensively restored over the last years.