A comment from Paul
The car on the left is a 327/28 80hp that came with “knockoff” wheels from the factory. I have a 1939. The Priller vehicle pictured is a BMW 327 55hp model with spun metal hubcaps. It also has the single blade bumper. The 327/28 has what is left of a less elegant bumper. The 327/28 also has fender mounted signal lights and semaphores, while Priller’s has the semaphores that are recessed in the body panel before the doors.
Guest post from Mark White
403 Squadron’s Captured BMW Sports Car – Identified?
I posted this article and a picture of 403 Wolf Squadron’s “Captured Jerry Car” a few months ago.
After doing some research, I think I may have identified this particular BMW.
It’s just a hunch – what do your readers think?
Oberstleutnant Josef “Pips” Priller with his Fw190A-8 ‘Black 13’.
His car is a red BMW 327/55 Sport-Cabriolet.
Josef “Pips” Priller(27 July 1915 – 20 May 1961) was a flamboyant World War II Luftwaffe fighter ace.
Priller flew 1307 combat missions to claim 101 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front, and consisted of 11 USAAF heavy bombers, 68 Spitfires, 11 Hurricanes, 5 medium bombers, and 5 USAAF fighters.
Priller was the most successful Luftwaffe pilot in battles with Spitfires – claiming at least 68 kills – the highest Luftwaffe ace’s tally…
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