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BMW 507 Owned by the Car's Designer von Goertz … Stars at Bonhams Bond Street Sale


Lot 28 - 1958 BMW 507 3.2-Litre Series II s_n 70100; Est. £2,100,000 - 2,200,000 · $2,700,000 - 2,800,000 · €2,400,000 - 2,500,000

Lot 28 - 1958 BMW 507 3.2-Litre Series II s_n 70100; Est. £2,100,000 - 2,200,000 · $2,700,000 - 2,800,000 · €2,400,000 - 2,500,000

 

London, 27 November, 2018

The BMW 507 owned by the designer of this legendary model, Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz, is to be offered at Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale on 1 December. The 1958 Series II example is one of only 252 built and is expected to achieve between £2,100,000 and £2,200,000.

The model is recognized as one of the most elegant cars ever created and was BMW's answer to the 300SL from its rival marque, Mercedes-Benz. The 507 was driven by some of the biggest stars and influential leaders of the time, including Elvis Presley, John Surtees, Ursula Andress, Prince Rainier of Monaco and the Aga Khan.

 

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.

The sale on 1 December is set to be one of Bonhams best yet, with highlights including:

- 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-Liter 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-Liter 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)


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Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates (£)

Result

01

1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-litre

T836271DN

60,000 - 80,000

£69,000
€77,468

02

2004 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

SCFAE12303K
700081

250,000 - 300,000
(NR)

£253,000
€284,052

03

1924 Vauxhall 30/98hp OE Velox

OE115

330,000 - 390,000

£437,000
€490,636

04

2016 Jaguar F Type Project 7

SAJAC7049GMK
30759

150,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

05

1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack

SCFCV81V1JTR
12595

270,000 - 340,000

Not Sold

06

1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Drophead

AM300/3/1609

480,000 - 680,000
(NR)

£408,250 €458,357

07

1999 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans

SCFDAM2S7XBR
70254

425,000 - 475,000

Not Sold

08

1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

18685

260,000 - 290,000

Not Sold

09

1985 Jaguar XJR6 WEC Group C Racing

285

2,200,000 - 2,800,000

Not Sold

10

1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II

8459SF

1,300,000 - 1,400,000

Not Sold

11

1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato

20049

450,000 - 550,000

Not Sold

12

1966 Citroën DS 21 Decapotable

4371577

150,000 - 180,000

£172,500 €193,672

14

1969 Cooper-Chevrolet T90 Formula A/5000

F1C/3/69

115,000 - 135,000

Not Sold

15

1959 Lister-Jaguar "Knobbly" 3.8-Litre

BHL 103

2,200,000 - 2,800,000

Not Sold

16

1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Bertone

404/X/3065

250,000 - 350,000

£264,500 €296,964

17

1964 Jaguar Mark 2 3.8-Litre 'Coombs Replica'

233517

50,000 - 60,000

Not Sold

18

1960 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.8-Litre

T825157DN

130,000 - 150,000

£115,000 €129,114

19

1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide

12267R/G10S/R

750,000 - 850,000

Not Sold

20

1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Drophead

SBC 118

350,000 - 450,000

Not Sold

21

1966 Aston Martin DB6 4.2-litre Short-Chassis Volante

DBVC/2306/R

1,400,000 - 1,600,000

Not Sold

22

1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante

V8COR15146

160,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

23

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spider

07586

450,000 - 550,000

Not Sold

24

1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta

13435

520,000 - 580,000

Not Sold

25

1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre

DB5/1926/R

640,000 - 680,000

£743,000 €834,194

26

1993 Jaguar XJ220C COMPETITION

002

2,200,000 - 2,800,000

Not Sold

27

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

181050

500,000 - 600,000

Not Sold

28

1958 BMW 507 3.2-Litre Series II

70100

2,100,000 - 2,200,000

£2,367,000 €2,657,520

29

c.1979 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine

PGH116

250,000 - 300,000

£241,500
€271,141

30

2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

SCFLLCPZ7JGJ
33598

550,000 - 650,000

Not Sold