Wednesday, 19 April 2017

BMW 507

This car was amongst the BMWs in the paddock at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1993.
It's a BMW 507, a car with a 3168cc V8 engine and one of only 252 such cars produced by BMW between 1956 and 1959. When John Surtees won the 1956 500cc World Championship on one of Count Agusta's MV Agusta machines the Count gave him (or, according to some reports, contributed towards) one of these cars. John Surtees turned up in the paddock at Aintree with it on practice day for, I think, the 1959 British Grand Prix, and that was the first time I'd seen a BMW 507.

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