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BMW 507
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Production 1955 - 1960 (254 units)
Class Sports car
Body Style 2-door coupe
2-door roadster
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Engine 3.2 litre (3168cc) OHV V8
Power 155 bhp @ 5000 rpm
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Designer Albrecht von Goertz

The BMW 507 was a design masterpiece, an icon of the 50's and the roadster coupes that were popular in that era. 254 were hand-built between 1955-1960 (1 of which was a prototype), equipped with a 3168cc OHV V8 producing 155 bhp @5000rpm. The U.S. model was equipped with an additional ten ponies of horsepower. The 507 was available as a 2 door roadster with or without a removable hardtop. One of the two 507s purchased by Elvis Presley while stationed in Germany with the US Army recently sold at auction for $350,000, with restored examples fetching between $200,000 and $300,000 at auction. When the car was sold at auction it was no longer owned by the Presley family. Though Ursula Andress was given the 507 by Presley sometime after returning home from service. In 1964 the car once owned by Presley was seen with a 289 Cobra in place of the original engine.

The design was penned by Albrecht von Goertz, a German born, American resident industrial designer, who later contributed to designing the Datsun 240Z. The 507 was produced in two production runs. Many of the early production 507s were equipped with an optional 55 gallon fuel tank positioned against the seat back and extending as far back as the trunk area. How would you like to get rear-ended with a 55 gallon fuel tank behind your ass? The later productions models were equipped with a 20 gallon fuel tank, storage behind the seats and a conventional trunk. The 507 never made it to production. The plan was to make 20 each month which never occurred.

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