An exceptional example of a 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II will be one of the stars at an auction organized by RM Sotheby’s today in New York.

An exceptional example of a 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II will be one of the stars at an auction organized by RM Sotheby’s today in New York.

“They don’t make them like they used to” is an idiom applicable in this case as there’s something truly special about the 507. It’s perhaps in the top three of the most beautiful BMWs ever made and now one of the 217 units of the Series II is up for grabs. Both elegant and classy, the 507 comes with an aluminum V8 3.2-liter engine pushing out 148 hp (110 kW) through a 4-speed manual gearbox.

This example is actually one of the last cars ever made as it was assembled during the model’s final production year. It combines a black exterior with a lovely red cabin and was entirely restored during the late 1980s.

As far as ownership is concerned, before the early 1970s the car belonged to Lacklan M. Mackenzie of Staten Island and then for at least 10 years it was owned by Shane O’Neil of RKO General, Inc., New York. He was the grandson of the founder of RKO Pictures, which was considered to be one of the five big studios during Hollywood’s golden age.

The 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II will be auctioned today by RM Sotheby’s in New York and is estimated to fetch anywhere between $2.3M and $2.6M.

Source: rmsothebys.com

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Lovely BMW 507 could fetch up to $2.6M at auction