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People Posing with BMW Automobiles from the 1930s to 1950s

BMW, (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) is a German multinational corporation specializing in the production of luxury automobiles and motorcycles based in Munich, Bavaria. The corporation was founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, produced in 1917 through 1918, and then again between 1933 and 1945.

Automobiles are marketed under the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands. Motorcycles are marketed under the BMW Motorrad brand. BMW has its headquarters in Munich and produces motor vehicles in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Here are some stunning vintage photographs from the 1930s to 1950s that show people posing with their BMWs

#1 A fellow experiencing tyre trouble with a BMW 3/15 PS on a gravel road in a forest in wintertime, 1930

The car is registered in the former German state of Oldenburg.

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#2 A lady dressed in a white blouse and tie and her two sons enjoying a picnic in the countryside, 1935

A BMW 3/20 PS Cabriolet convertible can be seen behind them, 1935

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#3 A lady in a checkered dress posing with a BMW 303 saloon on a sunny day in early spring, 1935.

The car is registered in the district of Lower Bavaria.

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#4 A young lady in a two-piece swimsuit posing on the bonnet of a BMW 315/1 sports car in the countryside, 1935

The car is registered in the state of Baden.

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#5 A young lady wearing a white blouse and a dark skirt posing with a BMW 315 in the countryside, 1935.

The BMW is registered in the state of Thuringia

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#6 Four members of a German middle-class family posing with a BMW 3/20 PS in the countryside, 1935.

The BMW is registered in the city of Leipzig.

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#7 A lady in a striped summer dress posing with a BMW 319 Sport-Cabriolet convertible on a stretch of newly-built Autobahn, September 5, 1936

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#8 A young lady dressed in the fashion of the 1930s posing with a BMW 303 Cabriolet on a gravel road in the countryside, 1936.

The car is registered in the Prussian province of Saxony.

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#9 Two stylish ladies posing with a BMW 319 Cabriolet convertible with its hood up, 1936.

The car is registered in the city of Berlin.

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#10 A cheerful lady posing in the driver’s seat of a BMW 327 Cabriolet in a rundown urban backstreet, 1938.

The car is registered in the Prussian province of Silesia.

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#11 A cheerful lady posing with a BMW 327/28 Cabriolet convertible on a mountain road in summertime, 1938.

She is wearing the traditional Alpine dress known as Dirndl. The car is registered in Upper Bavaria.

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#12 A company of three posing with a BMW 320 in the countryside, 1938.

The car is registered in the formerly Prussian Rhineland.

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#13 A young lady enthusiastically posing with a BMW 326 on a mountain road. She is wearing the traditional Alpine dress known as Dirndl, 1938.

The BMW is registered in the state of Hesse.

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#14 A young lady posing on the bumper of a BMW 326 on a country road, 1938.

A range of snow-covered mountains is visible in the background. The BMW is registered in the state of Hesse.

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#15 A young lady posing with a BMW 315 Cabriolet in an Alpine landscape, 1938.

The car is registered in the city of Munich.

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#16 A young lady seductively posing on the bonnet of a BMW 326 by the side of a country road, 1938.

She is wearing a checkered dress, beret, and pumps in the fashion of the 1930s.

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#17 A young lady wearing a Dirndl posing with a BMW 326 on an Alpine road, 1938.

The car is registered in the state of Hesse.

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#18 An elegant lady in a female suit posing with a BMW 326 Cabriolet on a stretch of newly-built Autobahn, 1938.

The car is registered in the city of Munich.

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#19 A fellow wearing a double-breasted pinstripe suit and hat posing with a BMW 320 Limousine 2 Türen next to a ‘Bevaulin’ petrol pump, 1939.

The car is registered in the German state of Thuringia.

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#20 A lady posing in the passenger seat of a BMW 327/28 Cabriolet convertible on a gravelled mountain road, 1938.

The car is registered in the city of Munich.

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#21 A lady posing with a BMW 327/28 Cabriolet convertible by the side of the coastal road at Lake Garda, 1939.

The car is registered in the city of Munich.

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#22 Three members of a German middle-class family posing with a BMW 321 in the countryside, 1939.

The car is registered in the Prussian province of Saxony.

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#23 A lady wearing a light-colored coat and a flying helmet posing with a BMW 315/1 on a gravel road in the countryside, 1948.

A little boy can be seen sitting in the car's roof compartment.

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#24 A young lady in a fashionable Dirndl-style dress posing with a BMW 326 in the countryside, 1948

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#25 A young lady dressed in the fashion of the forties posing with a BMW 327/28 Cabriolet convertible on a gravel road in the countryside, 1949

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#26 A blonde lady posing in the passenger seat of a pre-war BMW 326, 1950

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#27 A blonde lady posing next to a pre-war BMW 326 on an Alpine road, 1950.

A snow-covered mountain range is visible in the distance. The car is registered in the Austrian city of Graz.

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#28 A blonde lady posing next to a two-tone BMW 326 by the side of an Alpine lake in summertime, 1950

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#29 A blonde lady posing on the bumper of a pre-war BMW 326 on an Alpine road overlooking a lake, 1950

The car is registered in the Austrian city of Graz.

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#30 A fellow with a wild haircut refueling his BMW 327 Cabriolet, while his girlfriend or wife is looking on, 1950.

The car is registered in the city of Mannheim with black licence plates of Allied-occupied Germany.

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#31 A young lady in a checkered coat posing on the fender a BMW 320 Cabriolet on the side of the road on a bleak summer’s day, 1950.

The car is registered in the city of Bonn with black licence plates of Allied-occupied Germany.

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#32 A young lady in a checkered coat posing with a BMW 320 Cabriolet convertible on a hillside overlooking the Rhine Valley, 1950.

The location is the town of Remagen with St. Apollinaris Church visible in the distance.

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#33 A young lady posing with a BMW 321 Limousine 2 Türen on a sunny summer’s day, 1950

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#34 An elegant lady posing with a BMW 319 Cabriolet convertible in a cobbled street in an upper-middle-class neighborhood, 1950.

The car is registered with licence plates of Allied-occupied Berlin.

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#35 Two ladies and a gent posing with two convertibles on a mountain road in late-afternoon sunshine, 1950.

The car to the left is a Mercedes-Benz 170 V Roadster and the other is a BMW 327 Cabriolet, 1950

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#36 A BMW 327 Coupé pictured on a snow-covered road in the countryside.

A lady can be seen in the driver's seat of the car, February 16, 1954

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#37 A fellow in a double-breasted coat posing with a BMW 501 on a sunny winter’s day, 1954.

Although the car is registered in West Germany, the photo was actually taken in Spain.

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#38 Two cheerful ladies posing with a BMW 327/28 Cabriolet convertible in the parking lot of Edelweißspitze in glorious sunshine, June 8, 1954

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#39 A brunette lady in a 3/4-length dress posing with a BMW 501 on the cobbled driveway of a mansion or palace, 1955

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#40 A cheerful lady in a female suit posing with a BMW 501 in the drive of a hotel, probably somewhere in the Black Forest, 1955.

The car is registered in the town of Ludwigsburg with black licence plates of Allied-occupied Germany.

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#41 A lady wearing a white blouse and hat posing with a BMW Isetta on a mountain road, 1956.

The car is registered with licence plates of Allied-occupied Berlin.

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#42 A lady posing with an eight-cylinder BMW 502 on a country road in early spring, 1958.

The car is registered in the city of Hamburg.

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#43 A lady wearing a 3/4-length skirt posing with an eight-cylinder BMW 502 on a mountain road, 1958.

The car is registered in the city of Hamburg.

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#44 A middle-aged lady in a female suit posing with a slightly shabby BMW 327/28 in summertime, 1958.

The car is registered in West Berlin.

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#45 A young lady posing with a BMW Isetta on the side of a tree-lined country road, 1958.

The car is registered in the city of Ludwigshafen.

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