Undoubtedly beautiful, the BMW 507 is seen here in all its refined glory, even Elvis Presley bought one back in the 50â€™s.
Its not just new and future cars that we are interested in here at WorldCarFans. Check out this excellent period video on the exquisite BMW 507. It has some lovely imagery and of the 507 when it was new in the 50’s.
Designed by Albert von Goertz, the 507 was supposed to be the dawn of a new age in sportiness for the Bavarian automaker, instead it nearly took BMW to the brink of bankruptcy. Only 252 examples were built and BMW reputedly lost money on every one of them despite the high price tag which varied between $9,000 to $10,500 USD, and this remember was 50 years ago!
The 507 was equipped with an all alloy 3.2L V8 at 150/160hp, not bad for the day but acceleration is lethargic compared to modern vehicles with sixty miles an hour passing in 10 seconds. But 507’s are not purchased for their performance, it is the beautifully sculptured, hand beaten aluminium body work that catches the eye. The 507 is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful designs in history. Enjoy the video.