The 1957 BMW 507 is a prime example of the state of world affairs after WWII, particularly in Germany. Intended to have a production run of thousands, and geared towards exportation to the US, the 507 instead only had a run of 252, with each vehicles sale price being more than double what it was supposed to be due to skyrocketing production costs. BMW still took heavy losses with each one built, even with the increased sale price, and the 507 nearly drove the company to bankruptcy. However, despite the air of misfortune surrounding it when it was produced, the 507 is a marvel of luxury and engineering prowess, and due to its rarity it is a very highly sought-after vehicle among classic car enthusiasts. 1957 was the last year in which the Series I version of the vehicle was produced, as the gigantic fuel tank that sat immediately behind the rear row of seating made the car cramped for passenger and trunk space, not to mention that the interior of the two-door convertible would smell of gasoline when the top was up. Later in 1957, the Series II version began production; reducing the size of the fuel tank and giving both the passengers and the trunk some much needed breathing room- and fixing the smell problem.
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Series I 1957 BMW 507 cars are much more rare than their Series II counterparts, and this is reflected in their value. The professional team at the Beverly Hills Car Club would like to take this opportunity to share the distinction between Series I and Series II models for the sake of those who entertain thoughts of embarking on a search for a 57 507. That distinction is that the Series I has a much larger, 29.1 gallon gas tank situated behind the rear row of seating, reducing both available legroom for passengers as well as limiting storage space in the trunk. The Series II, conversely, has a fuel tank of roughly half that size, set under the trunk. If youd like to learn more about, or are interested in buying a 1957 BMW 507, the Beverly Hills Car Clubs highly experienced team of professionals is eager to help.
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