1958 BMW 507 Roadster / 70081 Chassis Information

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

1958 BMW 507 photograph

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Roadster
Chassis #: 70081
Engine #: 40090
Sold for $2,750,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
BMW introduced their 507 in late 1955 and it quickly became their flagship model. It wore styling by Count Albrecht von Goertz which had been heavily influenced by New York importer Max Hoffman. The lightweight alloy body evoked speed and elegance. It was built upon a rigid box frame and powered by a three-liter, 90-degree alloy V8 engine mated to a four-speed ZF manual gearbox. It had synchromesh gears, large finned-aluminum brake drums, and discs on later examples.

The limited-production V8 roadster production began in November of 1956 and concluded near the end of 1959 after just 252 examples were built. Even with its steep base price of $8,988 in the United States, it is said that the development and production costs of the 507 would have bankrupted the company were it not for the Isetta and motorcycle division. It was one of the most expensive and exclusive vehicles of its day.

This particular example was manufactured in October 1957 and delivered new in February 1958 to New Jersey. Its first known owner was Abraham Eckert of Langhorne, Pennsylvania. By 1995, the car had been registered in the Netherlands and, by 2013, was in the care of F.H. Breeman of Rotterdam. Also in 2013, it was acquired by Ulrich Berberich-Martini of Heilbronn, Germany.

From 2014 to 2015, this Series II car was given a restoration by Berberich-Martini's shop, Martini Garage of Heilbronn, Germany. It is currently finished in Graphite Gray Metallic over a beige interior with black piping, and fitted with knock-off wheels.

When this car left the BMW factory, it came equipped with a hardtop and finished in the color of Federweiss (Feather White).

Since this is a Series II car, it has the relocated gas tank which increased room in the passenger compartment and boot. It is also fitted with an underhood tool kit.

The current owner has brought the car back to the United States. In 2017, it was shown at the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2017


2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$2,000,000-$2,500,000 
Sale Price :
$2,750,000

2019 1
2018 2
2017 1
2014 2
2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2009 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II
Chassis#: 70157
Sold for $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 $3,008,717
  2018 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
 
1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II
Chassis#: 70127
Sold for $2,182,327
  2018 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1958 BMW 507 Series II
Chassis#: 70081
Sold for $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 $1,925,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1958 BMW 507 image  
1958 BMW 507 Series II
Chassis#: 70134
Sold for $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 $1,650,000
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
 
1958 BMW 507
Chassis#: 70183
Sold for $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 $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 $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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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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