BMW 507 Roadster 1958 – SPRZEDANE

Chyba każda kobieta marzy o tym, aby dostać od swojego partnera mały, szybki i piękny kabriolet 😉 Elisabeth Bartels taki prezent otrzymała w kwietniu 1958 roku i nic dziwnego, że wnet go pokochała. BMW 507 Roadster stało się niemal członkiem rodziny, upiększając wycieczki przez lata. Elisabeth lubiła swoje BMW do tego stopnia, że postanowiła sprzedać je dopiero w 2004 roku! Co ciekawe, mechanik BMW, który trzy lata zakupie BMW 507 przez jego pierwszych właścicieli podjął się wymiany hamulców przednich na tarczowe, opiekuje się tym egzemplarzem do dziś. Co oprócz przepięknego designu jest tak niesamowitego w 507? Sam model, podobnie jak Mercedes 300 SL czy Porsche 356 Speedster, powstał na zamówienie amerykańskiego importera luksusowych samochodów, Maxa Hoffmanna. Aluminiowy silnik V8 o pojemności 3,2 litra i mocy 150 KM pozwalał rozpędzić się lekkiemu roadsterowi do 100 km/h w 11 sekund i osiągnąć prędkość maksymalną 215 km/h. Dla porównania Gullwing osiągał 235 km/h, a od 0 do 100 km/h rozpędzał się w 9,3 sekundy, a 356 A Speedster wyposażony w silnik 1600 do 100 km/h rozpędzał się w niecałe 11 sekund, a jego prędkość maksymalna zmierzona w teście drogowym magazynu “Sports Car Wheel” z 1958 roku to 172 km/h. BMW 507 osiągami dorównywało konkurencji, lecz ceną je przewyższało. Zapewne dlatego też stało się tak unikatowe. Z wyprodukowanych 253 egzemplarzy do dziś znane są 203, a ten zaprezentowany na aukcji nie dosyć, że niesamowicie oryginalny, to jeszcze zawsze otoczony fachową opieką i użytkowany zgodnie z przeznaczeniem. Piękne BMW 507 sprzedane zostało na aukcji RM Sotheby’s za 1776875 euro, czyli ponad 6 milionów złotych.

Link: https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/PA18/Paris/lots/r0006-1958-bmw-507-roadster-series-ii/564922

Lot Number 134

1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II
€1.600.000 – €1.800.000
RM | Sotheby’s – PARIS 2018 – Offered on: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Chassis No. 70127
Engine No. 40133
Body No. 1126

Just two German owners from new; single ownership for over four decades
Maintained by the same BMW-trained mechanic since new
A truly remarkable 507, highly original throughout

Elisabeth Bartels first laid eyes on this lovely white BMW 507 on 23 April 1958. A gift from her husband, Wilhelm Bartels, the owner of a footwear shop, the 507 would become one of her dearest possessions. Not only was it a car that she used, enjoyed and treasured dearly for decades, but it would also become a fixture in her and her husband’s life. As time marched on, the 507 stayed within the family, and several years after it was purchased, it was upgraded with front disc brakes by the local, authorized BMW mechanic. Amazingly, this same individual has serviced the car from new to the current day and remains just as infatuated with the car as Mrs Bartels was. Throughout her ownership, the car was always maintained and ready to go at a moment’s notice, and it was looked after as not ‘just a car’, but as a cherished member of the family.

The current owner first became acquainted with the car and Mrs Bartels in 1983, and he instantly fell in love with the 507, begging her to sell it to him. She never relented and decades passed, yet the current owner never fell out of touch with Mr Bartels or out of love with the car. In 2004, she finally decided to part ways with the 507, and it was purchased by the current owner.

Shortly after the purchase, some minor work was done to freshen the 507 for further use and enjoyment. It was fitted with new carpets, a new soft top and a set of Rudge wheels, and the seats were recovered in their original pattern (yet the door panels remain original). Furthermore, it is important to note that the car still retains its front disc brakes, as installed at Mrs Bartels’ request. Registered after the work was completed in 2005, the owner and his wife used the 507 as intended and attended many BMW V8 club meetings. Appropriately, the 507 never disappeared from Mrs Bartels’ life, and the current owner often drove to her house to visit in ‘her’ 507 until her passing in 2006.

Cared for by two loving enthusiasts for its entire life, this 507 has truly led a blessed life, never falling into periods of neglect, abandonment or misuse like many of its contemporaries. Loved by not only those who have been lucky enough to own it, the car has received the same level of adoration from a singular BMW-trained mechanic its whole life, something that almost no other car in existence today can boast. Never fully restored, it is remarkably original throughout and remains ready for anything that its next owner has in store.