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Earlier this week, when discussing the Lancia Flaminia based Loewy Loraymo, it was inevitable that we mention the custom BMW 507 that preceded it in Loewy’s European trip. The stock 507, however, was the product of a design by Goertz, who also provided BMW with the design for this 1957 BMW 503 that we see for sale on Hemmings.com needing a little bit of TLC. From the seller’s description:
BMW ads referred to the 503 as ” an elegant luxury travel sports car from the stable of the large BMW eight-cylinder cars.” The ‘large eight-cylinder cars’ was a reference to the Baroque Angels, BMW’s mainstay at the time.
BMW introduced the 503 at the Geneva Auto Show in 1955. Like the 502 which preceded it, the 503 featured a OHV 3.2 litre V-8, 2×2 barrel carb setup the most modern engine of its day and Germany’s first eight since the war. The engine produced 140 bhp @ 4500 rpm, 4 speed manual transmission and it powered the 503 to a top speed of 118 mph. Accompanied by an elegant all Aluminum Convertible body.
This car has been originally sold in France the 5th of January 1957.
The Serial Number is #69025 ( one of the 129 ever built )
The owner was the founder of a well knows 4 stars Hotel in the South West of France.
The car has been sold by the family when the owner passed away in 1975.
Since 1975 the car is owned by the same owner.
The vehicle has been stored with some restoration project started but never finished.
Now, the car is enough complete to give her a “Second Life”, as the vast majority of the parts are there.
Specs were :
• Black Exterior with Red Leather Interior
• Pressured air opening roof system
• Power Steering
• 4 Speeds Manual Gear Box
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