Connect with us

Published

on

A rare, barn find BMW 507 will be on offer at the Bonhams Audrain Concours Auction scheduled on September 30. The BMW 507 is one of the most coveted automobiles of the collector car world, and this example has been kept in a nondescript garage for more than forty years.

Only 252 examples of the 1957 Series II Roadster were produced. The flagship sports car of BMW appealed to the elite at the time. Owners of the BMW 507 included the likes of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley to King Constantine II of Greece. To date, the 507 is arguably still the most collectible and most desired BMW model.

This matching numbers example was equipped with the desirable Rudge knock-off wheels and optional hard top when it was delivered new to Caracas Venezuela. It eventually made its way to Montreal, Canada and in 1979, the late father of the vendor was able to acquire the example.

It is interesting to note that after acquisition, the glamorous statement car was driven straight to a simple garage in a nondescript part of Philadelphia. The example was kept there for 43 years and was never driven during that time except for being started up every once in a while.

svg%3E

1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster

The family has kept a fleet of 507s for more or less 50 years. Kept in its mostly original state, the example was given a makeover during the 1970s, and was given a ‘Pontiac Bright Blue Metallic’ finish before it was acquired by the current owner. For the interior, the original leather was kept, and it has a nice well-used look.

Bonhams US Motor Cars Senior Specialist Eric Minoff shared, “This treasure of a garage find, which has been squirreled away for more than 40 years, offers a spectacular opportunity to the serious collector – and it’s offered at no reserve.

“The new owner has the choice of sympathetically refurbishing or fully restoring this recently discovered gem,” Minoff added.

The BMW 507 joins other desirable collector cars that will be part of the upcoming second Bonhams Audrain Concours Auction including a 1929 Packard Model 645 Deluxe Eight Roadster, a 1963 Facel Vega Facel II Coupe, and a 1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Sports Saloon.

svg%3E

1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster MAIN scaled 1
1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster

This 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster is estimated at $1,800,000 to $2,200,000 and is offered at No Reserve.

Just last year, Bonhams conducted their debut sale at the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week firmly establishing themselves on the collector car calendar. This year, Bonhams is returning to the prestigious event with exciting lots to offer.

“We are so excited to be returning to this exclusive venue and look forward to welcoming back our East Coast clients and collectors to the Audrain Concours Auction and to working with our partners at this world-class Concours,” Minoff shared.

Bonhams is still accepting consignments of collector motorcars and collections for this East Coast sale. Those who are interested to consign their vehicles or to receive a complimentary auction valuation may send them an email at motors.us@bonhams.com or call +1 (415) 480 9028 (West Coast) or +1 (917) 340 9652 (East Coast)

1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster 5 scaled 2

1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster 4 scaled 1

1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster 3 scaled 1

Read More

—————-

By: Reggie
Title: Barn Find BMW 507 On Offer At Bonhams Audrain Concours Auction
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/barn-find-bmw-507-on-offer-at-bonhams-audrain-concours-auction/
Published Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:31:41 +0000

Did you miss our previous article…
https://www.mansbrand.com/2022-le-mans-classic-sale-by-artcurial-motorcars/

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Motor

Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

Published

on

custom triumph tr6 matchless frame 625x417 1

Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

Read More

—————-

 

By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

Did you miss our previous article…
https://mansbrand.com/country-cub-a-diy-honda-ct125-kit-from-k-speed/

Continue Reading

Motor

The Swan Song of the V12

Published

on

The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

Read More

—————-

By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

Did you miss our previous article…
https://www.mansbrand.com/road-tested-gear-from-shoei-akin-moto-and-revit/

Continue Reading

Motor

Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

Published

on

In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

Shoei NXR2 helmet reviewRead More

—————-

By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

Did you miss our previous article…
https://www.mansbrand.com/sebastian-vettel-announces-retirement/

Continue Reading

Trending