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Stunningly beautiful and painfully rare, the 1958 BMW 507 is a hallmark of luxury and excellence in the classic car realm. With a body almost entirely hand-formed out of aluminum, and the latest in V8 engine technology for its time, the 507 has an air of handcrafted artifice simply not present in many other cars. Each body, being hand-shaped, was unique, and it is rumored that what few 507s were manufactured with an optional removable hard-top had so many car-to-car differences that the hard-tops were not interchangeable between different individual 507s. This makes for a classic car that has excellent individual character and style, and theyre still quite comfortable by todays standards, which just goes to show that some of the finest automotive achievements can arise from probably the worst economic situation possible.
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Seeing as the body is made of aluminum, rust perhaps isnt as major a concern with the 1958 BMW 507 as with other cars, but aluminum is still rather prone to corrosion, which should be checked for. One thing to look out for is any 507 being sold with a removable hard-top, as these are extremely rare, even for the already severely limited run of the 507. Some sources indicate that fewer of 15 of this model were manufactured with the removable hard-top, and if someone is selling one, be very, very sure that its the genuine roof, as being a rare example, the models with the removable hard-top are much, much more valuable.
If you want to learn more about this intriguing beast of a luxury convertible, the Beverly Hills Car Club would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Their team of experts has years of experience working with, on, and around classic cars, and they often have the connections and resources to acquire these nostalgic dream machines, if youre in the market for buying.
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