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1958 BMW 501 V8

6 Jun 2012
Price: P.O.A.
1958 BMW 501 V8
We are pleased to offer this amazing BMW 501 sedan. A luxurious car that belonged to a large European collection. The car is Greek registered as a historic vehicle,The 501 was introduced to the public in April 1951 at the Frankfurt Motor Show,[6][8] as was its less expensive, production-ready rival, the Mercedes-Benz 220. The 501 made an impression on the public with its solid engineering and its extravagance.[6] Its list price of more than fifteen thousand Deutsche Mark[6][9] was about four times the average salary in Germany at the time.[6] The public nicknamed the 501 Barockengel (Baroque Angel) in reference to the curved, flowing style of the body.[4][6] Development issues delayed the start of production until late 1952,[6] and even then BMW still did not have equipment for pressing body panels in operation.[6][8] The first 2,045 four-door saloon bodies were built by Karosserie Baur[8] and were shipped from Baur in Stuttgart to BMWs factory in Munich for assembly.[6] The thousandth 501 was completed on 1 September 1953.[9] The 501 and derivatives built at BMW were four-door saloons. Coupe and convertible versions were available as custom orders from Baur or Autenrieth.[10] A road test of the 501 in March 1953 by Auto- und Motorrad-Welt reported better than average wind resistance, as well as good ride quality and an effective heating system. The fuel consumption was reported to be 10.3 L/100 km. Now on offer: 31.000Eur or near offer.

Location: London, London - United Kingdom Phone: 00447582962289

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Car information

Vehicle basics

Year 1958   Vehicle style Coupe

Exterior details

Color Blue   Restoration history In progress
Condition of exterior Very good      

Interior details

Color Blue   Seat material Cloth
Condition of interior Good   Restoration history In progress

Engine details

Engine configuration 4 cylinder   Engine size 1
Engine history Overhauled   Engine condition Running

Transmission details

Transmission type Manual   Drive train Rear-wheel drive

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