BMW 507

Send This Page To A Friend
BMW

BMW 507

1955 - 1959
Country:
Germany
Engine:
V8
Capacity:
3168 cc
Power:
160 bhp
Transmission:
4 spd. man
Top Speed:
225 km/h
Number Built:
253
Collectability:
5 star
BMW 507
BMW 507
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 5

Introduction



The BMW 507 was arguably one of the most beautiful cars of the 1950's. Built to add a glamour car to increase American sales as well as well as boost their flagging post war image, BMW used Albrecht Goertz to design their new sportscar.

The result was an elegant, slim roadster complete with long bonnet, pert tail and impeccable detail. It produced 150 bhp from its high compression 4-speed V8 engine and could handle 0 - 96 km/h in around 9 seconds.

Torsion bar suspension in both front and rear gave a supple and confident ride and its good-looking factory hardtop made this car snug and roomy. Meticulously built in alloy, the 507 of 1955 was aimed directly at the Mercedes 300SL market and like the 300SL it was very expensive.

But its saloon-derived steering was perceived as not its best feature which probably accounted for a short and unimpressive competition history. It also took an inordinate amount of time to assemble as most was done manually.

Amongst the positives of this car were its power - 160 bhp and its lateral front disc brakes. But production stopped in 1959 after only 253 cars were built. Today it is still seen as probably the most collectable of all post-war BMW's.
BMW 507
BMW 507

Visitor Rating:


Also see:


BMW History
BMW Specifications
BMW Colour Codes
Reader Reviews page 1 of 1
Click here to add your review
khariizmhaciie
Posted Recently
Yes, Yes, Yes, I had the unlimited 1991 850i. I took my foot out of the gas at 186mph for fear of my life on a uhtsoern Interstate. She was ready to go faster but I didn't have the heart. I raced a NSX on a different interstate. He couldn't leave me. And when I decided to leave him, I saw him beat his steering wheel mercilessly in my rear view mirror. I have taken a 8 cylinder Porsche to its max. It just didn't have enough to out run the 850. I now take care of a 1993ci. She is equiped with the Dinan performance chips for engine and transmission. I doubt I will ever see those speeds again here on the west coast. But, to know I can is just lovely. I have fallen in Love and we shall never part !!!
 
Reader Rides
Sorry, we don't have any reader rides for the BMW 507.
Be The First To Upload Pictures Of Your BMW 507
BMW's For Sale
item
BMW
N/A
N/A
N/A
Showroom
N/A

Private

Classic Cars

$1,500
NSW
item
BMW
1973
2002 Baur Cabriolet
4 cyl.
Excellent
RHD

Dealer

Classic Cars

POA
VIC
item
BMW
1967
2000 C Coupé
2 cyl. Twin
Very Good
LHD

Dealer

Classic Cars

POA
NA
You may also like...