This understated beauty of a car was BMW’s first postwar sports coupe and came in a convertible as well. Although this particular model did not sell as well as BMW had hoped it still remains a double kidney jewel loved by BMW enthusiasts alike.
An interesting fact about this particular model is that it was the first ever European convertible with an electric power top. The two door-two seater was built from 1954 to 1959 and was predominantly overshadowed by the slightly more popular BMW 507.
These two models were suggested to BMW by automobile importer Max Hoffman in 1954 to sit between the Triumph/MG sports cars and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL which, based upon market research at the time, were all received well by postwar consumers.
These two particular models were partial inspiration for the 1999 BMW Z8.