BMW 507 Roadster Serie II – 1959
Marca : BMW
Modello : 507 Roadster
Versione : II serie
Anno : 1959
Telaio N. : 70227
Motore N. : —
Body N. : 1225
Esemplari prodotti : 252
Designer : Albrecht Von Goertz
Motore : 8 Cilindri a V di 90°
Cilindrata : 3.168 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Aspirazione : 2 Carburatori Zenit
Potenza : 150 CV a 5.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 217
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This glamorous Series II example was first owned by HRH Prince Constantine II of Greece, and carried the numberplate ’36’. When owned by the Prince, the car was fitted with a Nardi steering wheel and a Becker Mexico radio with automatic antenna.
The current owner bought the BMW in Greece in 1989, at which time it was in poor condition. He bought the car as a restoration project and immediately despatched it to Mr Brummer in Munich, renowned BMW V8 guru and 507 specialist, for a complete ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration to the highest standard. Mr Brummer agreed the restoration price of 300,000 DM and the deadline of three years to completion as fixed.
In the course of the restoration, the colour scheme was changed from dark silver to the original 507 colour ‘Federweiss’ (white) with a dark blue leather interior and matching soft-top as requested by the current owner. The engine, completely rebuilt at that time, is believed to produce 160hp. As promised by Brummer, the car was ready on time, and with a couple of hundred shakedown kilometres covered was declared perfect and ready for its second life. The current owner paid almost double the car’s value at that time, but was determined to return this very important example, with its royal provenance, to ‘as new’ condition.