1957 BMW 507

Prior to World War II, BMW operated in Bayerische, Germany, and produced mostly motorcycles. They later relocated to Munich, and by 1950, their first postwar car debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show. This was the 501, sporting a 2.0-liter six-cylinder engine. By 1954, its stablemate arrived, the 502, with a 2.6-liter V8 producing 100 horsepower.

In 1955, BMW added new models, the 503 and the spectacular 507 - introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1955. A car which 'looks like its doing 100, sitting still.' The 507 was BMW's first sports car offering since the 328. Styled by Albrecht Goertz, the 507 offered a sleek, svelte, beautiful two-seater to a lucky few. Only 253 were produced between 1956 and 1959. The 150 horsepower V8 used dual Zenith carburetors, wore aluminum cylinder heads, had dual exhaust and a four-speed gearbox. There were a great deal of aluminum used in the engine, with the crankcase, manifolds, valve covers, side plates, sump, water pump and other castings all being made of the lightweight alloy. A BMW 507 sprints to 60 mph in nine seconds and tops out over 120 mph. It had drum brakes all around, with optional front disc, hidden by distinctive and attractive pressed steel wheels.

New, a 507 cost $10,000, and reportedly BMW lost $1,000 for each car sold. Thankfully, the accountants weren't in charge at BMW.


Related Reading : BMW 507 History

The BMW 507 was produced from 1956 through 1959 with only 254 examples being produced. The styling was inspired by Max Hoffmann, Americas largest import car dealer, and designed by Albrecht von Goertz. Goertz was born in Germany and later migrated to America as Graf Albrecht von Goertz. His portfolio included marques such as Studebaker and Datsun. He was also responsible for designing the BMW 503. The....
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Related Reading : BMW 507 History

In the 1930s BMW was famous for its top sports cars, but WWII put the marque so behind that they couldnt return to auto production until 1951. The sensational 507 was monumental in proving that BMW could produce durable, fast, superbly engineered road vehicles. Introduced at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1955, the pricy BMW 507 roadster was created with the intent of improving BMWs....
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1957 Vehicle Profiles

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

Chassis Num: 70156
Engine Num: 40024

The BMW 328 would set a standard and would help to make Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or BMW, a mark to have all throughout Europe. The success would also carry knowledge of the automaker across most of the world. The 507 series would be conceived wit....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

There were 253 of these cars built and of that total, 25 were Series 1 Roadsters. This Series 1 was restored by the owner, something rarely accomplished these days. Since then, it has been driven 5,000 miles! The 507 you see here, has raced in the....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

Chassis Num: 70038
Engine Num: 40037

The BMW 507 was built with the United States market in mind. It was styled by a New York-domiciled German ex-patriot and built in Germany. The 507 was a reflection of North American taste yet held true to its European origin. ....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

Chassis Num: 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....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

Chassis Num: 70048

Launched in 1955, the 507 entered production in 1956 as a 1957 model. It embodied the highest standards in performance, construction and design. Envisioned by Max Hoffman with a stunning design by Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz, it was powered by a 3....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

Chassis Num: 70079

BMW presented the first 507 roadster, designed by Raymond Loewy and Albrecht Graft Goertz, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. This new sports car was based on the 3.2-liter saloon, but with power increased to 150 horsepower and a top speed of 127 m....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

Chassis Num: 70044
Engine Num: 40051

This BMW 507 is a first-series example that was produced in July of 1957. It left the factory finished in Papyros (an off-white color), with a red leather interior, whitewall tires, a hardtop, and a Becker Mexico radio with an automatic transmission.....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

The BMW 507 was conceived by U.S. importer Max Hoffman who, in 1954, persuaded the BMW management to produce a roadster version of the BMW 501 and BMW 502 saloons. The car was to fill the gap between the expensive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and the cheaper....[continue reading]

1957 BMW 507 vehicle information

Roadster
Designer: Albrecht Graf Goertz

The BMW 507 was the brainchild of BMW's New York importer, Max Hoffman. The car was based on the BMW 502 and 503 and used BMW's 3.2-liter overhead-valve V8 engine, and its body was designed by Count Albrecht von Goertz, a protégé of Raymond Loewy. Th....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: 70156 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 70038 
Roadster
Chassis #: 70019 
Roadster
Chassis #: 70048 
Roadster
Chassis #: 70079 
Roadster
Chassis #: 70044 
Roadster
 
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BMW Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
31,627
May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
32,228
February 2019
23,558
January 2019
18,102
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Model Year Production

#1#2#3BMW
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)50,256
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)40,371
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)

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