1957 BMW 507 Roadster
|Model: 507 Roadster|
|Mileage: 13,205 Miles|
|Engine: 3168cc OHV V-8|
|Transmission: 4-Speed ZF Gearbox|
|Exterior Color: Black|
|Interior Color: Saddle|
The 507 frame is a shortened 503 frame, the wheelbase having been reduced from 2,835 millimetres (111.6 in) to 2,480 millimetres (98 in). Overall length is 4,835 millimetres (190.4 in), and overall height is 1,257 millimetres (49.5 in). Curb weight is about 1,330 kilograms (2,930 lb). The body was almost entirely hand-formed of aluminium, and no two models were exactly the same.
Front suspension is parallel double wishbones, with torsion bar springs and an anti-roll bar. Rear suspension has a live axle, also sprung by torsion bars, and located by a Panhard rod and a central, transverse A-arm to control acceleration and braking forces. Brakes are Alfin drum brakes of 284.5 mm (11.2 in) diameter, and power brakes were optional. Late-model 507s had front Girling disc brakes.
Click the images below to see them full size.
Bookmark the permalink.