BMW - BMW 503

New York importer Max Hoffman wanted something more suitable from BMW for his American clients and introduced the German American Albrecht Von Goertz who designed two models for BMW, requiring a new chassis. One of these models was the 4 seater coupe 503, also available as a open tourer. The engine was the all alloy V8 which Fritz Fiedler had developed and for this model was fitted with a twin carburettor format. The finished product was beautiful, the only thing wrong being that it was so costly that the projected production numbers were only 412 cars. In Britain Frazer-Nash were marketing the BMW's and right hand drive versions were built, but again few customers were found due to the high price, and BMW wondered why they had gone to so much trouble in doing the right hand drive versions!  It wasn't long before BMW and Frazer-Nash relations were over in any case. The BMW 503 was produced between 1961 and 1965. Because of the expense leading to the low production numbers, BMW had a glut of 3.2 litre twin carburettor engines which were adapted for use as emergency power generators in many German factories.

Tyre size originally was 600x16 which is Blockley 186VR15 equivalent. We also have a nice cross ply tyre to suit.

Blockley Products for BMW BMW 503


Blockley Radial

£155.00 (£186.00 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)