1957 BMW 503 Coupe One of Only 273 Built
This stunning 1957 BMW 503 Coupe is an exceptionally rare car as one of only 273 produced between 1956 and 1959. Highly attractive two-tone blue paint with red leather interior, it's a fully restored example that retains its original matching numbers engine. Beautiful paint, chrome, and interior. The BMW starts right up and drives great with its strong running V8 motor. Clean, straight, and solid throughout. Ready to be enjoyed by its next lucky owner. This extremely desirable and collectible BMW would be an absolute pleasure to own! Offered with factory literature as well as its small tools. Eligible for many shows and classic touring events.
Introduced in 1956, the BMW 503 was a 2+2 grand tourer. Influenced by the success of the early Mercedes SL, BMW decided to pursue the sports car market. The 503 was positioned as an opulent grand tourer and was built alongside the luxuriously appointed 507 Roadster. The 503 was available as a coupe or cabriolet, and was fitted with BMW's 3.2L OHV V8 engine. With its welded tubular frame construction, aluminium panels, and alloy V-8 engine, the 503 quickly proved very expensive to build. Despite attempts to appeal to the US market with the fitment of a 3.2-litre V-8 engine, both the 503 and 507 struggled to bring in the sales expected by BMW, in large part due to a higher-than-expected list price, inflated due to spiralling build costs. Today, the low production numbers of the 503 Coupe result in the model being highly coveted among collectors. An attractive classic powered by one of the most characterful engines BMW had produced. The long bonnet, 2+2 seating configuration, and ample boot space affirm the 503 Coups status as an elegant and capable grand tourer. Arguably one of the rarest and most desirable BMWs of the 1950s, the next owner of this 503 Coup will surely revel in its attractive styling and characterful road manners.
- One of Just 273 BMW 503 Coupes Produced
- Matching-Numbers Example
- Striking Presentation
- 3.2-Litre 503 Featuring the 507 V-8 Engine
- Offered with Tools and Factory Literature
- Eligible for Many Shows and Classic Touring Events