Incredibly Rare BMW 507 Could Fetch £2,200,000 At Bonham’s

BMW 507
BMW 507 owned by the designer Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz will be offered at the Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale

An incredibly rare BMW 507 owned by the designer Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz will be offered at the Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale on 1 December.

Even the most loyal BMW disciples are unaware that the Count and designer of the BMW 507, actually owned one himself having purchased this example circa 1971.

The stunning 1958 Series II example is one of only 252 units built and is expected to achieve between £2,100,000 and £2,200,000.

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Recognised as German elegance, the 507 was the marque’s timely response to the Mercedes 300SL. Driven by everyone who was someone at the time, superstars included the legendary Elvis Presley, John Surtees, Ursula Andress, Prince Rainier of Monaco and the Aga Khan.

BMW 507
BMW 507 owned by the designer Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz will be offered at the Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale

This example was bought by Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz, a German designer living in New York who had designed everything from furniture to fountain pens – but never a car. The 507 was his first automotive design, and was met with great acclaim. It was bought by von Goertz in 1971 and he owned it for more than a decade. It was extensively restored in 1990 and is in excellent condition.

Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale on 1 December will also include:

  • The ex-David Coulthard/David Brabham, Le Mans 24-Hour race, GT class-winning 1993 Jaguar XJ220C Competition coupé (£2,200,000-2,800,000)
  • The 1959 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ 3.8-Litre Sports-Racing Two-Seater (£2,200,000-2,800,000)
  • The ex-Martin Brundle, V12-engined, 1985 Jaguar XJR6 Group C Racing Coupé (£2,200,000-2,800,000)
  • 1966 Aston Martin DB6 4.2-Litre Short Chassis Volante (£1,400,000-1,600,000)
  • 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II Coupe (£1,300,000-1,400,000)
  • 1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide Tourer (£750,000-850,000)

Information on this auction can be found here.

Images courtesy of Bonham’s.

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