1956 BMW 503

1st series (136 units) | Matching Nr. & Color | Swiss car | Restored

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    8/1956
  • Mileage 
    44 084 km / 27 393 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Electric windows
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue-gray metallic
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Leather beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    140 PS / 103 kW / 139 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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The BMW 503 offered for sale here is one of the first production cars (136 units) and was delivered by Motag in Switzerland on August 27, 1956. It is still in the original color combination (Matching Colors) and engine and chassis are Matching Numbers.

The coupe was restored some time ago and is accordingly in a well maintained condition. The engine hangs cleanly on the throttle and the transmission shifts well. The paint was renewed during the restoration and has an even appearance. The interior was also overhauled and is in excellent condition with no damage.

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Equipment and special features
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• Swiss first delivery via Motag
• Electro-hydraulic windows
• Hydraulically actuated drum brakes with brake servo
• ZF 4-speed manual transmission with steering wheel gearshift
• One of the first 25 coupes produced
• Older restoration in good condition

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History of the series
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Contrary to the widely held belief that Albrecht Graf Görtz developed the design of the 503, it was only slightly revised by him and then completed. The actual development of the 503 can be attributed to Kurt Bredschneider, who had been head of the body department at BMW since the beginning of 1955. However, he was unable to completely convince his superiors with his design. The 503 had to be ready by the IAA in September 1955, so Albrecht Graf Görtz was put in charge. He left the basic shape untouched and changed the taillights, the headlights and added additional trim.

A total of only 412 examples were built between 1956 and 1960, largely due to the very high price of 29,500 DM. In December 1957, a model update was carried out. The most visible change is the side chrome trim now no longer curved upwards at the rear, technically, among other things, the transmission was flanged directly to the engine and a stick shift was used.

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The vehicle is located in our showroom in Stuttgart-Plieningen, close to the airport/trade fair. A test drive and an inspection on the car lift are possible by arrangement.

The sale takes place on request with new inspection, service and TÜV. We also offer a wide range of accessories for your new dream car. If required, we can also deliver the vehicle to you in a closed trailer.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat by appointment

Carola Daimler Cars is a company owned by the great-granddaughter of inventor and visionary Gottlieb Daimler. We collect, trade and broker classic cars, youngtimers and collectibles with potential and history. We place particular emphasis on quality, history and preserved charm.

Leasing/Financing: We would be happy to have our partner provide you with a tailor-made leasing & financing offer for this vehicle.

Subject to prior sale and errors for this offer excepted. The vehicle description on the Internet serves only for the general identification of the vehicle and does not represent a warranty in the sense of sales law. Only the agreements in the purchase contract are decisive.

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