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BMW 507 : 1956

Only 251 examples.
Filed under:  Classic
 
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MSRP Engine HP Manufactured
n/a 3.2 litre V8 150.0 1956 - 1959
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This truly exclusive car went to exactly 251 proud owners between 1956 and 1959.


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1955 BMW 507. (source: BMW)

Comfort and elegance for all times: the BMW 507.
While the 328 paved the way for BMW’s sporting activities, the Company’s next two-seater sports car set new standards in design and elegance as of the mid-50s: the BMW 507.

When making its debut in New York in 1955 the 507 left both journalists and the public absolutely spellbound. The long and sleek engine compartment, the cockpit perfectly tailored to the driver and passenger, the short and muscular rear end, stretched side lines and gently sweeping curves gave the car absolutely beautiful, timeless design.

At the same time the 507 came with a brand-new, but nevertheless clear and impressive BMW face: The double kidney grille was now vertical instead of horizontal, sweeping elegantly between the headlights across the entire front end of the car. And the 507 also had a lot to offer within the engine compartment, boasting an aluminium V8 acknowledged to this day as the first light-alloy V8 in the world built in series production.

Finished in brilliant red, the sales brochure proudly presenting BMW’s new eight-cylinder sports car promised truly outstanding performance: 150 hp from 3.2 litres and top speed of 220 km/h or 136 mph. And as an option BMW somewhat later also offered an upgraded version, delivering approximately 165 hp maximum output.

This truly exclusive car went to exactly 251 proud owners between 1956 and 1959. And not all of them wanted to enjoy this beauty merely as a café cruiser, racing driver and the “King of Hill-Climbing” Hans Stuck using a modified 507 in mountain races in Europe and winning a number of events in his eight-cylinder roadster.

(source: BMW)


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1955 BMW 507 at the New York Auto show with "Miss BMW Connection". (source: BMW)

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1955 BMW 507 with hard-top. (source: BMW)

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1955 BMW 507 gauge cluster. (source: BMW)

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The BMW Z8 (left) next to the BMW 507. (source: zroadster).

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1955 BMW 507 cut-away. (source: BMW)

BMW BROCHURE
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1955 BMW 507 brochure. (source: BMW)

507 catalog

Beautiful smooth lines graced the celebrated BMW 507 roadster and coupe models pictured in this 1957 calalog.

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BMW logo with "The Ultimate Driving Machine" tagline.

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matthew2101 days ago

Wow that is immaculate for its age. Looks awesome actually. I'm more of a fan of the newest style of cars but that is a very nice looking car. New cars are great but costly. Now that is a car I would love on my driveway. I imagine it might be a little costly to purchase outright.

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