bmw 502

Restored 1956 BMW 502 Cabrio V8

1956 BMW 502 Cabrio V8

Last night’s BMWCCA National Capital Chapter social turned out another beautiful restoration: a 1956 BMW 502 Cabrio with a 2.6L V8. The owner actually has his own BMW shop and is very experienced so the end result is pretty much perfect. The 502 was first launched in 1954, and took the title of Germany’s first post-war V8 car. It achieved a top speed of 160km/h (about 100 mph) and was reported to be Germany’s fastest sedan in production.