BMW 507 Roadster Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
The BMW 507 did set a new standard for BMW and helped to establish brand throughout Europe and but most of all, a greater notoriety in the United States. In order to compete against the Mercedes 300SL and Ferrari 250 GT California, U.S. automobile importer Max Hoffman persuaded BMW in 1954 to produce a roadster for the American market. Count Albrecht von Goertz, an independent industrial designer who had worked for Raymond Loewy, was tasked with styling the car. The 507 was simple, elegant, but also very aggressive in its lines. Utilizing a 3.2-liter V8 engine, the car had the power to make those defined elegant lines appear even more feral. Launched in 1955, the 507 entered production in 1956 as a 1957 model. Only 253 cars were produced between 1956 and 1959.