With just over 400 produced, the BMW 503 is a rare bird indeed. Available mainly as a coupe (only 139 convertibles were manufactured), this car is a delightfully obscure high point in German design and engineering. Overshadowed by its smaller, sportier brother, the 507, the 1959 BMW 503 is now highly sought-after for both its high quality and rarity- it represents the turning point from the baroque angels design of earlier BMW models to the clean, modern, and striking style of car. It was a pioneer in both luxury AND engineering. The convertible model sported the first electrically-powered top removal of any German car, and both versions were the first car to feature an all-alloy 3.2 liter V8 engine, producing 140 horsepower and reaching a top speed of 118 mph. It could reach 60 mph in 12.8 seconds, both more comfortably and far more quietly than most other automobiles available at the time!
Looking to purchase a classic BMW?
If youre looking to buy a 1959 BMW 503, the professionals at the Beverly Hills Car Club would love to share some helpful information in order to help you get a fair price on this prime example of German craftsmanship. Being rather rare, you want to be as sure as possible about the value of this car. For instance, try to verify any claims the seller makes as to the authenticity of the car, as anything- even if its in good condition, anything not original on the car detracts from the value, and the price of the car should reflect this. Also, be sure to check everything for signs of rust- paint ripples, bubbles and whatnot, might be indicative of an underlying rust problem. However, if you want to avoid the hassle, you might consider contacting the Beverly Hills Car Club!
The Beverly Hills Car Club Showroom has quality control that is second-to-none, and their years of experience- and reputation for fair pricing- really speak for themselves. They will stop at nothing to find you your dream car.
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