If you plan to spend vacation in Germany, do not miss the exhibition that BMW dedicated to one of its most legendary roadsters in its museum in Munich. Until 31 January, the Bavarian manufacturer shall indeed honored the BMW 507 to the BMW Welt. It must be said that the model is celebrating its 60th birthday, it was presented to the public at the Frankfurt show in 1955.
Grown to become a design icon, the BMW 507 was designed by a young German designer Albrecht Goertz Count, which will also be the father of Datsun 240 Z. A long hood, shapely fenders, side vents and chrome all around the car, the BMW 507 has marked his time. The competing? Her name was Mercedes 300 SL!
Only 254 copies!
The 507 will be produced only 254 copies from 1956 to 1959 making it one of the most sought after by collectors BMW. This probably explains the price of some copies, which now trade more several million.
And if the BMW 507 which belonged to the “King” Elvis Presley, exposed not part of this new exhibition, numerous specific models are still in the game. Like this red concept 507 whose design was reviewed by Giovanni Michelotti. Or that famous ship, unique piece, whose design is reminiscent of a Riva, whose engine is the 3.2L V8 from the 507!
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The exhibition dedicated to the 507 is to discover the BMW Welt museum in Munich, Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h, until 31 January 2016. Price: 10 €.