BMW- Bavarian power
Founded in 1916, BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke, which translates as Bavarian Motor Factories. The foundation of the company had in fact nothing to do with car manufacturing, yet it has now become one of the most recognised and respected car companies in existence, with many of its models going down in history as truly classic cars. If you are looking for iconic BMWs, Catawiki is the right place to sell or buy unique vintage cars online.
The history of BMW
BMW began as a company that built engines for aeroplanes, however after WW1 it was forced to shut down production. By 1923 it began producing motorcycles, followed by automobiles in 1928. The first car that was produced by BMW was called the BMW Dixi. Once back in business, the company concentrated on, and became specialised in, the creation of motorcycles and automobiles, of which many models are now regarded as some of the best classic cars in the world. Today, BMW headquarters are based in Munich, Germany. BMW also owns and produces Mini and Rolls-Royce cars, showing its exceptional range of diversity and expertise spanning a wide spectrum of the most iconic car models in the world.
The BMW logo
The highly recognisable blue and white logo represents the colours seen on the flag of Bavaria. Although this is in fact the history of the symbol, in 1929 BMW portrayed the logo as the movement of an aircraft propeller. This was in remembrance of the company’s origins, where the white blades of the aircraft cut through the blue sky behind it. The slogan of the brand is 'The Ultimate Driving Machine’ which does the brand justice as both the vintage classic cars and newer models, such as the BMW Z, are all equipped with powerful engines ensuring a unique driving experience.
BMWs on the big screen
Typically in films, BMW models can be seen as a means of projecting luxury into the lives of the characters that drive them. A prime example of this is in a James Bond film, when Pierce Brosnan can be seen in ‘The World Is Not Enough’ behind the wheel of a BMW Z8. Not only producers of the James Bond movie seem to be big fans of the BMW Z series. It so happens that other BMW Z models are shown in many other movies as well. Other models which are now considered as classic cars include the M3 and the 635csi.
BMWs on Catawiki
If you are looking for a BMW, you've come to the right place! Catawiki offers truly unique cars from a broad collection of models, generations and different versions. You can buy your dream car online in one of our many weekly auctions. Here you can choose between several BMW classic cars that will make your heart pound. Not really into classic cars? No problem! We also offer a wide range of younger models, such as the previously mentioned BMW Z models. Or instead of making an investment, you're interested in making some money? Then we have good news! You can easily sell your unique BMW on our platform safely and securely. Our experts will guide you through the process and help to make your sales experience is easy and smooth.