1957 BMW 507 Roadster / 70019 Vehicle Information

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

1957 BMW 507 photograph

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Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz
Chassis #: 70019
The BMW 507 was conceived by U.S. automobile importer Max Hoffman who in 1954 persuaded BMW to produce a roadster for the American market. The 507 was Germany's answer to the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder and was built on a shortened chassis frame from the BMW 503. The body was almost entirely hand-formed of aluminum and no two models were exactly the same. Many cars were sold with a hand-built removable hardtop, but because of the car-to-car differences, each hardtop only fitted the car for which it was made. This early Series 1 car has the narrow rear parcel shelf that was only seen on the first series of these BMW 507s.

BMW produced 254 of the 507 cars and almost all of them have survived to the present day. This car was a demonstration car for prospective customers at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1957. After that it served as a test car for international automobile magazines and even played a role in a full-length feature movie. Race car driver Hans Stuck (Senior) presented the car to potential customers and was also very successful competing at hillclimbs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In December 1958 it was sold to Elvis Presley who had just embarked on his military service in Germany. Because the car was continuously being daubed with lipstick messages by female fans, Elvis had it painted red. In 1960, the car surfaced in the United States where it had been fitted with a Chevrolet engine. After changing hands a number of times it was purchased by aircraft engineer Jack Castor from California in 1968 and he held on to the automobile for decades. In 2014, shortly before Castor passed away, BMW Group Classic acquired the roadster, which had become somewhat battered. A comprehensive restoration it has returned this roadster to the condition at the time of delivery to Elvis Presley.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1957 BMW 507 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 BMW 507 Roadster with Hardtop
Chassis#: 70067
Sold for USD$5,034,692
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood
 
1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series II
Chassis#: 70131
Sold for USD$2,207,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster
Chassis#: 70156
Sold for USD$2,420,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
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1957 BMW 507 Roadster with Hard top
Chassis#: 70038
Sold for USD$1,002,500
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
1957 BMW 507 image  1957 BMW 507 image  
1957 BMW 507
Chassis#: 70048
Sold for USD$1,038,434
  2011 RM Auctions - Villa d'Este
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1957 BMW 507
Chassis#: 70015
Sold for USD$873,935
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1957 BMW 507 Roadster
Chassis#: 70010
Sold for USD$346,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 BMW 507's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 BMW 507 3.2-Litre Series I Roadster with Hardtop700442019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $1,800,000$2,200,000
1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I700442017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba   
1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I700442016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $2,400,000$2,700,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the BMW 507 Loewy Concept1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pichon et Parat
Chassis information for the BMW 5071957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70019
Chassis information for the BMW 5071957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70038
Engine Num: 40037
Chassis information for the BMW 5071957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70044
Engine Num: 40051
Chassis information for the BMW 5071957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70048
Chassis information for the BMW 5071957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70079
Chassis information for the BMW 5071957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70156
Engine Num: 40024
Chassis information for the BMW 5071958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70081
Engine Num: 40090
Chassis information for the BMW 5071958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70128
Engine Num: 40140
Chassis information for the BMW 5071958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70134
Engine Num: 40146
Chassis information for the BMW 5071958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70138
Chassis information for the BMW 5071958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70157
Chassis information for the BMW 5071958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70183
Engine Num: 40184
Chassis information for the BMW 5071958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70192


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