BMW Fan Buys a Chassis Packed in Banana Crates, Turns It into Beautiful 303 Model

BMW’s campaign that has various owners stepping up in front of the camera to present their cars’ stories reached a turning point. This time, instead of more recent cars they went to Helmut Schlosser to talk about his pre-war era 303.
BMW 303 chassis 1 photo
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That’s right, this man owns and even drives an original BMW 303, that he bought out of a fluke. As he says in the video, one day one of his friends took him for a spin through a classic car market, where Helmut was intrigued by a chassis that had the BMW roundel on it.

It was basically a skeleton with a few boxes on, including a dash and other parts, all packed up in banana boxes. The price was right and Mr. Schlosser, who had experience in restoring cars, decided to take this bold step and buy the bundled metal in front of him.

Later on, he realized that he had bought a BMW 303 and then started working on bringing it back in shape. During this time, he traveled across Europe to get the parts he needed and spent over 1,700 man hours working on it, spread across ten years.

In the end, he came up with a car that looks absolutely incredible, completely original and even drivable. The thing is, being made back in the 1930s, the 303 uses an old gearbox layout and is pretty hard to drive.

Helmut himself claims that the first time he drove it, people started looking around and staring at the car but not because of its looks but rather because of the noises it made when he changed gears. It’s all just a fun story that talks about the passion some people have for their cars. Check it out!

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