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BMW Dixi
Car manufacture started for BMW when it started selling the Austin Seven under licence as the BMW Dixi 3/15. The Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (B.M.W.) had been formed in 1917 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, which gave the company its roundel badge designed to resemble a spinning propellor. The Versailles Treaty of 1919 forbade Germany to manufacturer aircraft and so BMW turned to making motorcycles, gradually taking an interest in making cars which was a dream only realised by buying out an existing manufacturer. The Austin Seven licence deal ended in 1932 and by then BMW had produced its own AM1 model similar in concept.
ab_BMW Dixi 3-15 DA2 grille
BMW Dixi 3/15 DA2. The first BMWs were re-badged Dixis from the Eisenach Company, and did not yet have the kidney-shaped grille.
BMW Dixi 3-15 DA2 1931
BMW Dixi 3/15 DA2. BMW took over building the Austin Seven under licence from Automobilwerk Eisenach having purchased that company in 1928. The Dixi 3/15 was now built from parts manufactured in Germany, and the DA2 model launched in 1929 and featured 4-wheel brakes.
Austin Seven
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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