Sunday, December 18, 2022

1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II - €1,917,500

One of 252 BMW 507 Roadsters built between 1956 and 1959. The chassis was equipped with double wishbone and torsion bar front suspension, a Panhard rod-located live rear axle, and Alfin drum brakes at each corner. Engine was an aluminium alloy OHV V8, of 3,168 cubic centimetres producing 150 hp to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox. The 507 could reach 97 km/h in around 11 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 201 km/h.
Price was $10,500, more than three times a Porsche 356 Speedster. Even so BMW lost money on every unit.
This example appeared at RM Sothebys