1955 BMW 507 Roadster

The BMW 507 roadster made its American debut in 1955 as a more affordable alternative to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. It was designed by industrial designer Albrecht von Goertz and built by hand with an aluminum body, making each model unique.

The 507 was equipped with a 3.2-liter V-8 engine that produced 150 horsepower, paired with a four-speed ZF transmission. The car had a reduced wheelbase of 98 inches, making cornering and parking effortless. However, the high production costs made the car overpriced and out of reach for most consumers, leading to BMW dropping the 507 from its lineup in 1960.

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