This 1958 BMW 503 was the subject of a nut and bolt restoration by RKH-Classic in Germany, found linked at the bottom of the following page. We do not have an excess of information about this particular example from their site, but we still felt compelled to include a bit of the model’s interesting history here on CBI since they are such rare cars and this particular one is such an outstanding example. Come see what we mean…
Only 374 coupes and 139 convertibles were produced, designed by Count Albrecht von Goertz. He was also involved with the design of the Toyota 2000 GT, the Datsun 240Z and the Porsche 911, making him one of automotive’s most significant contributors, and one who we couldn’t pass up on featuring here.
The 503 was introduced in 1955 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as a platform for BMW to introduce their all new aluminum block 3.2-liter V-8 engine and to help them rejuvenate their brand’s business in the post WWII era.
While 140 horsepower isn’t huge by today’s standards, it was still a fairly decent number for the time. The new V8 assisted the Bavarian car manufacturer achieve their goal of creating a luxurious vehicle with a sporty driving characteristic, a persona which is still upheld even in their vehicles today.
Possibly the rarest and most sought-after BMW model ever produced, and not only for it’s limited production numbers but also for it’s ties to design and world history, find this gorgeous Coupe’s restoration back to glory HERE.