Video: BMW Museum Workers Show A 65-year-old Taxi That Has Driven Over A Million Kilometers
BMW Classic Cars Division spoke about the exhibit of the branded museum with the highest mileage. This is the 501 sedan, released in 1955, and has traveled over a million kilometers.
The new BMW 501 entered the Munich taxi fleet, where it worked for 15 years. There were almost no problems with it, and the original aspirated 2.6 V8 with a capacity of 96 hp was preserved. and four-stage "mechanics".
- Later, the automaker exchanged the well-deserved car for a BMW 1500 sedan. The 501st underwent restoration and was included in the museum's exposition. Sometimes he participates in various events, for the sake of which license plates of a new sample have been installed - the first letters and numbers repeat the original numbers.
The big BMW 501 sedan was introduced in 1952. He became the first new model in the post-war history of the brand. Until 1958, 3444 copies were produced, but the German police liked the model so much that 51 more cars were produced on special orders within six years.
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