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    84 142 km / 52 284 mi
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    121 kW / 165 PS / 163 BHP
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* Fahrzeugstandort: Bovenden,

1959 BMW 507 Series II Roadster
No. 205 from 253 Examples

3,168cc OHV All-Alloy V8 Engine
2 Twin-choke Zenith Carburetors
150bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed ZF Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Aluminum Drum Brakes
Engine Number: 40230

In previous ownership for nearly 30 years
Stunningly beautiful automotive design icon by Albrecht Graf Goertz
Eligible for the most prestigious events around the Globe

According to BMW archives this 507 was produced on 11.01.1959 and was first delivered in 14.04.1959 to the BMW importer Max Hoffmans Fadex Commercial Corp., located at 487 Park Avenue in New York City. The original VDO gauges situated in the dash read in MPH and Fahrenheit, further suggesting the US market as initial destination.

A higher performance second series example, featuring increased engine capacity of the all-aluminum V8 as well as a revised dashboard and a roomier cockpit, accommodating taller drivers.

By the 1960s, this BMW 507 is known to have been owned by a Mr. Lacklan M. Mackenzie of Staten Island, and then later, in the 1970s and 1980s, the car was in the hands of Mr. Shane O'Neil of RKO General, Inc, New York, grandson of RKO founder, the renowned Hollywood film studio.

A sympathetic restoration was performed in the late 1980s, at which time the striking BMW is believed to have received its previous Black exterior color. Post restoration, the 507 is known to have appeared at various Concours d'Elegance events with much success. The car was acquired by the previous prominent collector in the early 1990s and has since been kept in a climate-controlled environment.

Prior to the most recent restoration this stunning 507 Series II Roadster was presented in beautiful condition, and close inspection indicated that the car retains much of its originality and appears not to have been taken apart of neglected in its past. Original components are present and in situ, including the Behr radiator, and many Bosch and Knecht ancillary components.

The chrome and brightwork appeared to be largely original, and still in wonderful condition. A very rare original Becker Mexico radio is fitted in the dash.

Recently restored to its original blue metallic colour and finished with new leather, carpets and Soft top in Cognac

Brief overview of the work carried out on the BMW 507 Roadster
The complete restoration process was photo documented (over 2,000 images) and recorded in Full HD over 2.5 terabytes (several hundred hours).

Vehicle was completely disassembled into individual parts - Frame Off (each screw, washers, nut, etc.)

-Underbody specially sandblasted (Dusting Blaster) and the entire outer skin sanded back by hand down to the aluminum
-Chassis substructure would be completely remade by us (sills, running boards, etc.)
-Aluminium repaired and welded in various places on the vehicle
-Various sheet metal repairs were carried out in the engine compartment, passenger compartment, trunk
-Exhaust system completely rebuilt by us from stainless steel (mufflers revised)
-Tank system completely overhauled
-All attachments to the vehicle are newly chromed
-All rubber parts new
-Substructure, trunk provided with stone chip protection
-Engine compartment painted matt black
-Cavity sealing
-Redesigned soft top frame
-New exterior mirrors installed
Landing gear:
-The entire front and rear chassis would be revised both technically and visually
-Brake lines renewed and galvanized
-Wheels newly repaired

Gearbox and Engine:
-Engine and transmission were technically in excellent condition (measured values and test results available)
-Carburettors repaired, cleaned
-All seals and wear parts, hose would be made new and replaced
-Cooling system completely overhauled
-Heating / ventilation system completely overhauled
-All components in the engine compartment cleaned, repaired, replaced - depending on the condition
-Main power cable and all connections renewed
- Entire electronics in the vehicle renewed
-Becker tube radio repaired, electric antenna replaced
-Light system sockets converted to European
-Instruments technically and optically revised and converted to European
Painting work:
All painting work was carried out exclusively with Glasurit components
-Passenger compartment and vehicle completely painted in silver blue (original color from the factory).
- Clear coat Glasurit 631

-Insulation renewed
-Sit completely rebuilt
-All carpets renewed
-Interior ...

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