BMW Roadster, which belonged to the designer who developed it, will be auctionedNovember 30, 2018
BMW 507 estimated at 2.1-2.2 million pounds
The BMW 507 roadster, which previously belonged to Count Albert Count Herz, designed this model, will be auctioned at Bonhams auction house. From 1956 to 1959, 252 copies of the 507th were produced. For the car, restored in the 1990s, plan to help out 2.1-2.2 million pounds.
BMW 507 chassis number “70100” and others like it were designed with an eye to the North American market. To release a model that could compete with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, the manufacturer was persuaded by the American dealer of European cars Max Hoffman. It was he who asked the industrial designer Count Hertz to develop the style of the new model.
The roadster was built on a shortened platform from the 502 sedan. The body was made of aluminum. The 507th equipped a 3.2-liter V8 with a capacity of 152 horsepower, which accelerated the car from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 11 seconds. The maximum speed of the roadster was 200 kilometers per hour.
The serial model has provided significantly more expensive than planned. Due to low demand, production of the BMW 507 was discontinued in 1959. The roadster offered for sale at the end of the 50s was handed over to the Austrian dealer of the brand. In 1971, the car was purchased by Count Albert, Count Hertz. In 1990, the car underwent a restoration procedure and in 2000 was handed over to the current owner.