A 1957 BMW 507 (one of the company’s most beautiful loss-makers) owned and driven exclusively, until his death in March 2017, by the legendary British racing driver John Surtees.
Currently being auctioned by Surtees’ estate for between €2,300,000 and €2,500,000.
a thing of beauty
Truly, Janet. Most contemporary motor manufacturers can only dream of such a divine union of form and function.
i saw one up close at the bmw museum in munich. it’s the one that just stops everyone in their tracks.
Did that museum tour?
I was at the 100yrs of BMW museum/exhibit in Brussels a couple of years ago… lots of lovely machines and the 3D / VR exhibits of the engines were well cool :)
sad too that the colour palette of today’s cars has become so dull and uninspired
BMW have a similar version of this colour on some of its modern executive clown cars. I think the motor in their recent ad touches on it but I was too busy mopping up my wife’s Scott Eastwood-related drool to fully focus.
i noticed that. but it has a slightly tinny, cheap-looking sense to it. assume the new paints are more durable etc but just don’t look as nice. i am heterosexual, by the way.
you may be onto something there…
older cars were painted oil/solvent based maybe 2-3mil thick wheras your modern motor is coated in a much lighter waterbased paint. a panelbeater friend of mine used to bang on about how the newer paint systems were poor second in comparison to the older way.
dunno but there’s something to the depth factor – highend hardware like Ferrari and the like offer multiple layer factory paint options.
also some cars wear certain colours better than others, loopy ones like burnt orange look fab on a lambo but dreadful on a vw passat and will affect resale.
LOVE that word
It’s so nice to say.
Horrible to polish though.
I’d polish it with lurve
As am I. Not that there’s anything wrong with that
apart from it being against god, nature and the laws of 112 sovereign states
Lovely looking yoke, not cheap though.