DIMS Autos A.G.
Although the summary “damnatio memeoriæ” that involted the company after the end of Hitler’s regime, DIMS logo remained unchanged, and still it is nowadays.
DIMS Autos is a german car company established in Köln in 1933, a very sad year looking back at history today, but these days were brightful and full of hope for Germany, which put all of its trust in a person that only after revealed its true monstruous identity. However, after some really tragic years for the german economy, inflaction started to fall and lots of industries got over from the crisis.
Georg Dims (1891-1976), who came from a bourgueois family has always nourished the passion for engines, and the resurgence of german economy was a good opportunity for him to show its great talent, especially in finance and design. He knew that it would ahve been a high risk, but considering that the German Government could have supported the initiative, he aksed for a loan and an old factory for rent.
DIMS Autos factory, photograohed from an airplane, 1981, during the tragic crisis that stroke the brand, until 1984. The factories were largely expanded especially after the Second World War, thanks to the allies economic help, after the heavy bombings that stoke it. The building in the center of the photo was the original factory from where DIMS Autos started its activity in 1933, and for Georg’s will, it was left intact in its typical first 1900s style.
In fact, from that little factory, started the history of a company that would have marked new standards for the mid 30s luxury cars but also for the next decades, collected a great number of successes in motorsports.
A 1963 DIMS Typ 400S, which domained the P 3.0+ category in the IGTC
The unique DIMS CS 2.1 T5, homologated for Group B in 1985, in the 575 hp configuration, which completed Pikes Peak Iternational Hill Climb in an astonishing 9:43:83.
Always pursuing the search of the avant-garde, but with a respectful look at the past, DIMS also today keeps offering extremely high quality vehicles, drivable, sporty, well-refined, and with a unique design.
The Spirit 3.8L offeres a true homage for the old british sports cars, with light material for the chassis and the body, and technological solutions for the mechanics.