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Written by Ben Branch | August 22nd 2012
The Fraser Nash-BMW 319 Roadster had remarkable performance by 1935 standards, the 55 hp, 1,911 cc OHC six-cylinder, was fitted with 3 Solex carburettors, a 4-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, a live rear axle and 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The 319 Roadster was capable of hitting speeds of 81mph and saw significant racing successes around Europe.
This photograph captures the spirit of the 319 rather well and you have to respect the cojones on the guy hanging off the right hand side to counter balance into the turn.
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