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1949 VERITAS BMW RENNSPORT











1949 Veritas BMW Rennsport
Chassis Number: 5060 - Engine Number: 58261
Veritas was a small German company formed after the end of World War II by 3 BMW employees who built racing and sports cars based on pre-war BMWs. They built about 75 cars before closing in 1952. The most successful Veritas was the Veritas-BMW Rennsport Spyder. Approximately 22 were built using chassis and the 2-liter 'Hemi' 6-cylinder engines of the late 30s BMW 328. This car is one of approximately 15 that survived, (only 2 or 3 in North America). It is believed to be one of three cars raced by the Belgium team, Ecurie Belge. In addition to many race wins, in the early 50s one of their cars set a new 2-liter land speed-record of 147 mph. There is some evidence that this car might be that record-setting car. The car was purchased by its current owners in 1979. Since then, it has been restored and used extensively in vintage races and vintage tours.