1958 BMW 507 Roadster / 70157 Vehicle Information

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507
Roadster
Chassis #: 70157
Sold for $1,925,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
Sold for $2,175,000 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona.
The BMW 507 was not designed with motor sports in mind, though several examples were entered in major racing events, including the Mille Miglia and the Tour de France. Depending on the gear ratio selected, the 507 was capable of achieving 125 mph to 135 mph. They could race from zero-to-sixty mph in less than 10 seconds. Production of the 507 commenced in November 1956 and came to a close in May 1959, and just 252 examples were built.

The BMW 507 Roadster was designed to fill the gap between the low-priced English imports and the expensive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. They commanded a sum of $8,988 in the US and 26,500 marks in Germany, making it one of the most expensive cars of its day. Though it was not a commercial success, the BMW 507 did accomplish the company's goal of building a limited-production, highly desirable V-8 roadster.

This example was delivered new to Werner Preis in Düsseldorf, Germany finished in Spring White and outfitted with engine 40175 and a hardtop.

In early 2000 it was in the care of Charles Crail and then sold to Microsoft Vice President Rick Thompson of Bellevue, Washington. At the time, the 507 Roadster was finished in white with black leather. It was described as having 77,000 km since new and was equipped with disc brakes, Rudge wheels, hard top, full complement of tools, full ownership history, and the original engine.

In February of 2000, the car was delivered to John Giles at TT Workshops Ltd. in Westbury, England for restoration. The complete, body-off restoration took over two years to complete, and included the rebuilding of the engine (numbered 40175) and five-speed gearbox.

Shipped to the US in July, the BMW 507 was completed just in time for its participation in the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance the following month. The car was finished in BMW Midnight Blue with dark red leather interior.

In February of 2003, the car was acquired by the current owner. During that time, the car has accrued around 2,000 miles. It participated in the 2007 Kirkland Concours d'Elegance Tour and Kirkland Concours d'Elegance where it won First in Class; the 2008 Kirkland Concours where it again won First in Class; the Copperstate 1000 in April 2008; and Cars in the Park, The Allure of the Automobile at Portland Art Museum in July 2011.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014


2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,500,000-USD $3,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,175,000

2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,000,000-USD $2,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,925,000

1958 BMW 507 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II
Chassis#: 70134
Sold for USD$2,191,251
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
1958 BMW 507 image  1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II
Chassis#: 70157
Sold for USD$2,175,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 3.2-Litre Series II Roadster
Chassis#: 70100
Sold for USD$3,008,717
  2018 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
 
1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II
Chassis#: 70127
Sold for USD$2,182,327
  2018 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1958 BMW 507 Series II
Chassis#: 70081
Sold for USD$2,750,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1958 BMW 507 image  1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 Series II
Chassis#: 70157
Sold for USD$1,925,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 Series II
Chassis#: 70134
Sold for USD$1,815,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1958 BMW 507 image  1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster
Chassis#: 70180
Sold for USD$1,650,000
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
 
1958 BMW 507
Chassis#: 70183
Sold for USD$962,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1958 BMW 507 image  1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 Roadster
Chassis#: 70192
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1958 BMW 507 image  1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 Series II
Chassis#: 70128
Sold for USD$935,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1958 BMW 507 image  1958 BMW 507 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 BMW 507's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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Chassis information for the BMW 5071957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 70156
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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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