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Friday, May 24, 2024

1958 BMW 507 Collection II Roadster


Within the northeast, Spring has totally sprung. Temps are anticipated to kiss 80 as we speak, and after a gentle winter, we now have been having fun with considerable sunshine. The daffodils and tulips are up, the magnolias are blooming, and the pear and cherry bushes are explosions of colours!

All of that blue sky beckons us to hop in a roadster to benefit from the open highway.

My first excessive HP automotive was a BMW convertible, however the open-top automotive that set the usual was the 507. BMW produced solely 252 of those from 1956 to 1959. The plan was to export hundreds per 12 months to the USA, nevertheless it was too costly to be a mass-market automotive. US importers had initially projected a $5,000 worth, and gross sales of 5,500 items per 12 months. However the costly supplies and bespoke hand meeting made 507 promote for nearer to $10,500 — out of attain for many customers. That failure led to heavy monetary losses for BMW.

The specs:

3.2 liter V8 engine
4-Pace Handbook
150/160 horsepower
0-60 mph = 11.1 seconds
High velocity 122 mph
2930 kilos

Too unhealthy I couldn’t afford one among these within the Nineteen Nineties — they went for properly below $100k; as we speak they public sale for $1– 2 million {dollars}. This one, owned for 36 years, is up for public sale, ultimate bid on Could 2nd.

 

Supply: Basic Driver

 

 

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