“Supremely rare” 1959 BMW 507 roadster to be auctioned in New York on 10th December 2015
Described as a “supremely valuable, important, trendsetting, and brand-defining sports car” and a “halo car”, the 507 to be sold was designed by Count Albrecht von Goertz (1914 – 2006), a protégé of the famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy (1893 – 1986), and is one of just 217 of the second-series variants produced. RM Sotheby’s remark that it has “a light, almost feline, design of remarkable refinement, married to a powerful V8 engine” and that it is “something almost otherworldly—lithe, fast and utterly beautiful”.
Restored in the 1980s and fitted with an unnumbered, factory-correct replacement engine, the 97.6-inch wheelbase car is offered with an estimate of £1.5 million to £1.7 million ($2.3 million to $2.6 million, €2.1 million to €2.4 million).
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