1956 BMW 503

The BMW 503 was a two-door grand touring car produced in the late 1950s in both coupé and cabriolet versions. Designed by Albrecht von Goertz, it was created to compete in the American market and was noted for its contemporary design. Despite being the manufacturer’s most prestigious model of the time, only 413 were made, and it resulted in heavy losses for BMW.

The car featured a V8 engine with a compression ratio of 7.5:1 and an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 13 seconds, with a top speed of 115 mph. The car did not sell well in both European and American markets and was soon replaced.

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