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Blue BMW 507 garage find front left view

The BMW 507 roadster, introduced at the 1955 Frankfurt Auto Show, is recognized as one of the most beautiful models that BMW ever produced. Only 252 hand-built 507s were produced, and despite their curb appeal, they were money losers that nearly sank BMW as a company. A 1957 BMW 507, discovered in a Philadelphia garage, sold last month at the Bonhams Audrain Concours Auction in Newport, R.I. for $2.1 million. Read the backstory on this historic BMW.

Gooding & Company

Here are our “Cars to Watch” for the Gooding & Co. auction at Amelia Island, which features a rare 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C_SS “Teardrop” Coupe, which has a pre-sale estimate of $10 million. This auction promises to be comfortable, casual, fun, and yet classy.

Model Masterpiece Bmw 507

1958 BMW 507 Series II was offered at the Gooding & Company auction and set a world record for the model by selling for $2.75 million (above its pre-sale estimate of $2-$2.5 million).

Mm Bmwz8

Car designers may loathe the term “retro,” but when done right, retro can raise pulses. The BMW Z8 certainly raised pulses when introduced for model year 2000 – and it still does today.

Rmsothebysnyc'drivenbydisruption'auction Dec10th

RM Sotheby’s, which introduced a curated, art gallery-type presentation for classic automobile auctions with its “Art of the Automobile” sale in November 2013, is holding a second themed sale on December 10 at Sotheby’s New York (1334 York Avenue). Called “Driven by Disruption,” this auction will present a stellar, curated collection

Top10autosthatechothepast

Many auto aficionados no doubt resonate with the idea of a thread running through a carmaker’s timeline and model history, one that then defines the marque’s heritage. Marketing departments sometimes overplay heritage, of course. The best messengers for heritage should be cars that deftly blend a sense of history with their modernity. Call it retro done right.