BMW 503 Coupe – 1958
Marca : BMW
Modello : 503
Versione : Coupè
Anno : 1958
Telaio N. : —
Motore N. : —
Esemplari prodotti : 273
Designer : Albrecht von Goertz
Motore : 8 cilindri a V di 90°
Cilindrata : 3.168 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : Dual Zenith 32 NDX
Potenza : 140 CV a 4.800 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 190
The BMW 503 was designed by Count Albrecht von Goertz who was also responsible for the famous BMW 507 (which was based upon the 503).
The 503 was presented on the ‘Salon de Genève’ in the year 1955 as successor of the 502 model. The 503 however, was place more up-market.
Like the 502 the 503 featured a fabulous 3.2 litre V8 engine and a full aluminium bodywork.
The BMW 503 convertible was the first German cabriolet with an electrically powered hood.
The BMW 503 was a very expensive automobile to be compared with Rolls Royce and other very exclusive makes. The 503 was sold for a staggering 30.000 Mark in the late fifties of the twentieth century.
The automobile was available as a two door coupe and as a two door convertible. Only 412 BMW 503 models have been built, 273 coupe models and 139 convertibles. Nowadays the 503 is a very rare and highly desirable classic.