conceptcarz.com


1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet / 69090 Vehicle Information

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 503 photograph

1957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 5031957 BMW 503
Sold for $583,000 at 2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
At the end of 1955, BMW introduced a new 3.2-liter version of its original V8 engine for its big saloon, the BMW 502. Encouraged by BMW's North American importer Max Hoffman, BMW approached Count Albrecht von Goertz to design two new cars although he had never before styled an entire car, and the all-new BMW 503 Coupe and Cabriolet prototypes debuted at the 1955 Frankfurt Auto Show. For the production cars, Carrozzeria Bertone was appointed to build the aluminum cabriolets, which were the first German car with an electrically operated top and windows. These cabriolets attracted a new group of wealthy clientele, but they were expensive and only 129 Cabriolets were sold between 1956 and 1960.

The 3.2-liter aluminum V-8 engine produces 140 horsepower and can propel the 503 to top speed of 118 mph.

This example is one of only 13 Cabriolets imported to the U.S. by BMW. It was completed on December 20th of 1956 and delivered to Hoffman Motors in New York on January 14th of 1957. It left the factory painted in Japanrot (Japan Red) with a tan interior, and optioned with a Becker Mexico radio and automatic antenna.

It has been a single family California car from new having been purchased as a high school graduation present for Geoffrey Mavis by his father. The current owner purchased the vehicle in 2013 from Mr. Mavis' son Damien.

A three year 'body-off' 100 point restoration was completed in August 2016. The 503 is finished in charcoal gray metallic with tan leather and contrasting stone gray piping. The car is fitted with Rudge knockoff wheels. Over $600,000 was spent on the restoration.

The car was shown at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It appeared at the Santa Fe Concorso, where it won Best in Class and Best of Show-Elegance awards. It has since appeared at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, where it was awarded Best in Class in the BMW 501-507 section. It was awarded a Pinehurst Award from the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance.


2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $550,000-USD $750,000 
Sale Price :
USD $583,000

1957 BMW 503 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 BMW 503
Chassis#: 69141
Sold for USD$297,419
  2020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek
 
1957 BMW 503 Coupe
Chassis#: 69185
Sold for USD$137,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  
1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 69090
Sold for USD$583,000
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  
1957 BMW 503 Coupe
Chassis#: 69.181
Sold for USD$160,574
  2017 Coys at Olympia
 
1957 BMW 503 CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 69146
Sold for USD$330,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  
1957 BMW 503 Coupe
Chassis#: 69185
Sold for USD$220,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  
1957 BMW 503 Series II Coupe
Chassis#: 69116
Sold for USD$165,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  
1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 69146
Sold for USD$231,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  
1957 BMW 503 Convertible
Chassis#: 69146
Sold for USD$165,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  
1957 BMW 503 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 69146
Sold for USD$165,000
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
1957 BMW 503 image  1957 BMW 503 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 BMW 503's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet by Bertone691462013 RM Auctions VILLA ERBA$240,000  

Comparables

Similar sales to the $245,449 range.
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Exclusive Series
Chassis#:WP0CD2A90KS144665
Sold for $247,500
2020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, Fall
1966 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable by Chapron
Chassis#:0032.000141
Sold for $246,400
2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
1954 Talbot-Lago T26 GSL
Chassis#:111003
Sold for $246,400
2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
2005 FERRARI 612 SCAGLIETTI SHOOTING BRAKE
Chassis#:ZFFAY54B000143566
Sold for $244,239
2020 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
2003 BMW Alpina Roadster V8
Chassis#:WBAEJ13443AH62320
Sold for $247,500
2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé
Sold for $244,011
2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello
Chassis#:ZFFBV55A220129435
Sold for $247,500
2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
Chassis#:SCFESBFR1HGS22715
Sold for $246,400
2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Chassis#:WDDAJ76F56M000685
Sold for $246,400
2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
1929/1998 Petersen 'Barclay Blower Bentley'
Chassis#:GUJ 33
Sold for $246,400
2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster
Chassis#:194677S107228
Sold for $246,400
2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible
Sold for $247,500
2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
2006 Ford GT
Sold for $247,500
2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
2005 Ford GT
Sold for $247,500
2019 Mecum : Kansas City
1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 Roadster
Chassis#:1S 2822
Sold for $243,108
2019 RM Sothebys : London
1912 Locomobile Model 48 'M' Five-Passenger Torpedo
Chassis#:5273
Sold for $247,500
2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Tourer
Chassis#:365
Sold for $243,483
2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
1911 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A Runabout
Sold for $246,400
2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
1935 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier
Chassis#:57245
Sold for $246,400
2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  
1934 MG PA/B Le Mans
Chassis#:PA/1711
Sold for $246,400
2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  1957 BMW 503 vehicle thumbnail image  

Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the BMW 503
1957 Coupe
Chassis Num: 69084
Chassis information for the BMW 503
1957 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: 69090
Engine Num: 30088

Chassis information for the BMW 503
1957 Coupe
Chassis Num: 69116
Engine Num: 30101
Chassis information for the BMW 503
1957 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: 69146
Engine Num: 30152

Chassis information for the BMW 503
1957 Coupe
Chassis Num: 69185
Engine Num: 30211
Chassis information for the BMW 503
1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 69283

1957 BMW 503

Additional valuation insight and sales data
History
Specifications
Image gallery
Other BMW 503 model years


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction Or reuse prohibited without written consent.