It is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful automobiles ever produced.
The 507 is arguably the most beautiful bmw ever with swooping fenders and perfect roadster proportions.
Initially intended to be exported to the united states at a rate of thousands per year it ended up being too expensive resulting in a total production figure of 252 cars and heavy losses for bmw.
According to bmw group archive at some point in the cars life.
The story starts in december 1958 in frankfurt germany when elvis bought a used bmw 507 after starting his military service.
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The bmw 507 roadster is very possibly the most beautiful car that almost killed its maker.
Bmw engineer fritz fiedler was assigned to design the rolling chassis using existing components wherever.
The bmw 507 is a roadster that was produced by bmw from 1956 to 1959.
Thanks to its looks and low production numbers just 252 examples were built its become.
At the rock stars request bmw exchanged the cars engine with which hans stuck had previously won a hill climbing race for a lightweight v8 series engine with 150 hp which was very powerful for those days.
At the recommendation of new york based luxury european car dealer and importer max hoffman bmw hired industrial designer albrecht von goertz to design a sports car.
The bmw 507 was conceived by us.
Hoffman had suggested to bmw that they could use much of the parts catalogue from their bmw 501.
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They tend to sell for millions of dollars these days and some of them have very interesting.
The basic concept of the car had been suggested by max hoffman in the mid 1950s as a model to fill a new niche between the high end mercedes benz 300sl and the far less expensive mgs triumphs and healeys.
This bmw 507 roadster is a later series ii example and was completed and delivered on 10 july 1958 to g.
The car was then sold to werner preis in dusseldorf.
The bmw 507s broader history.
Automobile importer max hoffman who in 1954 persuaded the bmw management to produce a roadster version of the bmw 501 and bmw 502 saloons to fill the gap between the expensive mercedes benz 300sl and the cheap and underpowered triumph and mg sports cars.
The bmw 507 is now one of the most iconic cars ever penned and built by the german car manufacturer.
Dagmar in munich germany.