This was BMW's answer to the Mercedes 300SL, built exclusively for the US market.
When BMW were tasked with building a roadster to compete with the Mercedes 300SL, the 507 was its answer. Its sensuous hand-assembled body was built around a 145-hp 3.2-liter V8, and just 251 units were produced exclusively for the US market in its two-and-a-half year lifespan. At the Amelia auction this month, a stunning example of a 1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster was sold for $2,420,000.
Offered from the Pray Collection who had owned the car since 1972, the 507 was reupholstered in red Connolly leather during the eighties, while 507 also saw significant repairs made in the nineties and as recently as 2006. Offered with the original engine, Factory Rudge wheels, a Becker Mexico radio and factory hardtop, the 507 looks in fine shape and will find a comfortable place in the new owner's collection.