Take a look at this beautiful BMW 507 Roadster Series II made in 1959. Incredibly rare with only 217 Series II examples ever built, it’s being auctioned off at Sotheby’s next month and we think it might be at the top of our letter to Lapland.

1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

At the time, the BMW 507 broke new ground in styling and technology with a design that paved the way for such icons as the BMW Z8, which was used by Bond 40 years later in The World is Not Enough.

Even the roundel-emblazoned side-vent on the 507, for example, was not only used on the Z8 but has also been used repeatedly in various BMW models since. It’s impact is even more incredibly given that only 251 example overall were ever produced, of which only 217 were the Series II that’s being auctioned off.

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For the specs Joes out there, the 507 Roadster features a 145 bhp all-alloy V-8 engine with dual carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with dual A-arms and torsion bars, live rear axle with torsion bars, and hydraulic front discs and rear drum brakes.

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The BMW 507 up for auction is in pristine condition having been part of a private collection for a number of years. As it’s a second-series edition, the car has increased engine displacement and therefore higher performance, as well as extra space behind the seats. It comes in Black with Red leather in the interior, so it’s the perfect scheme for a sports car.

The 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II is being auctioned off at Sotheby’s and is due to be auctioned off on Thursday 10th December with Sotheby’s expecting the 507 to make around £1.5million. Check out the Sotheby’s Website for more specs and details. If anyway wants to know what we want for Christmas…

1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II 2

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