Much like our passion for modern architecture, we have a major passion for classic automobiles. While we’ve seen some impressive rides, today we get a look at a rare ride that could be yours. This time around, we look at a classic BMW getting ready to hit the auction block. This pristine 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster isn’t your typical BMW 507 Series II Roadster.
After making its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1955, BMW produced just 252 units of the 507. The vehicle featured a hand-formed aluminum body, front double wishbones, and a solid rear axle. Thanks to the handwork, each 507 is unique, with no two cars being the same, which adds to their allure and appeal.
Power comes from a 3.2-liter alloy V8 with dual carbs, offering stunning performance for its day. This particular 1957 507’s history has been documented by BMW Classic. The car was owned by BMW collector Dr. Leland House and Attachmate founder Frank Pritt, though the car has only been shown once since 2015. The legendary machine has been well maintained and documented, which adds to its charm.
The 507 is set to go up for auction at Gooding & Co.’s Geared Online auction in May. Check out this beautiful, iconic ride in the images, and head over to Gooding & Co. to find out more. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more outstanding and iconic automobiles coming very soon.
Photos via Gooding & Co.