Unique looking 1949 BMW Veritas goes up for auction

The 1949 BMW Veritas isn’t really the best looking car from the German automaker but it is definitely a unique looking machine. The car is currently being offered up for auction at Auctions America by RM in Chicago.

According to the history provided by RM:

It was the work of Ernst Loof, Georg Meier and Lorenz Dietrich. Dietrich had worked for BMW, while Meier was a winner of the 1939 motorcycle Tourist Trophy, and Loof was also a motorcycle champ who had managed BMW’s sports department. After World War II, the trio decided to build a car based on BMW components. Since the Allied Forces occupying Germany would not allow the manufacture of engines larger than one liter, customers were to bring their own drivetrains, which would be installed at the factory in Hausern.

A production road-going version of the Veritas was offered in 1949 in a coupe convertible and roadster version. All bodies were put together by Hermann Spohn Karosseriebau of Ravensburg and the engines came from stock or modified BMW 326 or 328.

BMW apparently objected to use of their name of the car so the car eventually became know as the Veritas.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: USAToday